Citizen honored for life-saving measures

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDERSON COUNTY GOVERNMENT Clinton resident Kyle Case (holding plaque) was recently honored by Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank (far right). Case, a former paramedic and current emergency room travel nurse, recently assisted local first responders who answered an E-911 medical call at the home of his neighbor, Chalice Bingham (center, in ball cap). Case and Bingham are pictured with members of their families.

CLINTON—Kyle Case, a resident of Clinton, recently was honored by Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank for his efforts to assist in a E-911 medical call at the home of Case’s neighbor, Chalice Bingham.

Mayor Frank proclaimed Saturday, March 25, 2023, as Kyle Case Day in Anderson County. Case, accompanied by his family and Chalice Bingham and his family members, received the proclamation plaque at the Courthouse.

Bingham had been working on a project in the back yard at his home one day in early November when he collapsed “with excruciating chest pain.” Mr. Bingham’s wife helped him to the car in the garage and, noticing he was experiencing continued chest pain, she dialed 911.

As first responders arrived at Bingham’s home, Case’s wife noticed the fire truck in the driveway and called her husband, who was on his way home with the couple’s children. As soon as Case arrived at home, he said he walked over to the Bingham’s residence.

He said he spoke to the first responders, and immediately stepped in to help.

“It’s part of my training. It’s my nature. Even if I’m off-duty, if someone needs help, I’m going to render aid,” Case said.  Case is a former paramedic and a current emergency room travel nurse.

He recently recalled seeing Bingham sitting in the passenger seat of the car: “He had an ashen-gray look, which isn’t good.”

Case said he checked Mr. Bingham’s wrist for his pulse: “It was very low.” Case immediately worked with the first responders to move Mr. Bingham from the car to the floor of the garage, and Kyle’s training and skills kicked in further.

He said he ran an IV line and administered fluids. When EMS arrived, Kyle said he jumped in the back of the ambulance with Mr. Bingham and told the crew everything he knew about Mr. Bingham’s situation, thereby expediting the EMS team’s treatment, which included a 12-lead electrocardiogram, a test that shows the electrical activity of the heart. Kyle said the pre-hospital test results indicated Bingham was suffering a major heart attack.

Bingham was transported by Anderson County EMS to Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, where, according to the ICU doctor, the quick and knowledgeable actions of his neighbor saved Mr. Bingham’s life.

Case said, while he was glad to be there and help, “just being able to see Chalice come home, and to see him walking around, and talking to him. I’m glad I was home that day. Yes, I had a hand in it, but ultimately, God is in control. Just the fact that Chalice is home and doing better is reward enough for me.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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