A HERO teen who saved a schoolboy’s life after he was injured by a bus has been nominated for a national award.

Karla Fish used skills she learned with County Durham and Darlington’s Fire and Rescue Service’s cadet force, including using her own tie as a tourniquet to staunch bleeding.

And now the youngster is in the running to be named Youth Champion of the Year at the 2019 Excellence in Fire and Emergency Awards.

Miss Fish, who was just 14 when the incident happened in July, realised what had happened shortly after getting off the bus at Consett and leapt into action, delivering first aid and using her phone to broadcast images of his wounds to paramedics.

In September she was given an official commendation from Chief Fire Officer Stuart Errington at fire HQ in Belmont.

CDDFRS’s Young People Team has been nominated in the Young People’s Supporter of the Year category. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 6.