Once they all arrived at the medical center, doctors assessed Harper and had her flown to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for further treatment.
Harper's mother said the hospital released her daughter 24 hours after the accident and she is expected to make a full recovery, according to the proclamation, which also read, "the team of doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have credited Firefighter Dalton and Officer Grossenbaugh for their heroic efforts to save her life."
Thursday night, Dalton received a standing ovation after the proclamation was read aloud during the city council meeting.
In the crowd were Harper and her parents.
“These people were put in the right place at the right time,” Maggie, Harper’s mom, told WHIO-TV’s Sean Cudahy, recounting how Harper nearly hanged herself while reaching for an electronic device that was behind a couch. Harper’s brother found her and yelled for their father, Mom said.
Dalton also was given the Charles Beason Award of Valor by the Xenia Fire Division. Dalton becomes the inaugural recipient of the fire division award, named after retired Chief Charles Beason. He was instrumental in bringing the first paramedics to the fire division in the 1970s.