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Fourth grade student honored for performing the Heimlich on little brother

(Washington Twp, NJ) – Many gathered this morning to honor the heroics of Birches Elementary School fourth-grade student Dominic Bricker during a surprise ceremony at the school.

Bricker is credited with performing the Heimlich maneuver on his younger brother, Michael, when Michael began choking while the two were at a neighbor's house.  Five-year-old Michael is a kindergarten student at the Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center.

Pictured:  Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons, Dominic’s father Mike Bricker stands behind Dominic and mother Brooke Bricker stands with son Michael.