NIPAWIN, SASK. — Darrell Kalthoff, a lineman with SaskPower, has received Electricity Canada’s Lifesaving Award for rescuing a man stranded during a frigid winter night.
“On Jan. 22, 2022, SaskPower employee Darrell Kalthoff was driving back to Nipawin after returning from shift on a night where the temperature had dipped below -30C when he spotted an elderly man in a ditch off Highway #9,” a news release reads.
Kalthoff brought the man into his own vehicle to ensure he did not suffer from hypothermia and performed the necessary first aid.
“Darrell bravely used his situational awareness and first aid training to assist a member of his community and prevented potential tragedy,” said Electricity Canada chief executive Francis Bradley in the release.
Kalthoff’s “heroic actions that night exemplified a commitment to safety, which does not end when we leave the jobsite or office,” said Rupen Pandya, president of SaskPower.
The Lifesaving Awards has been celebrating on-duty employees of an Electricity Canada member involved in lifesaving attempts for 100 years.