Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 7, 2023
At the June 1, 2023 Fire Public Safety Committee meeting, members of the Westmont Fire Department were presented with the 2023 Joseph R. Hartmann, M.D. Award of Excellence, which is awarded annually to a department or individual exhibiting excellence in the delivery of emergency medical care within the Good Samaritan EMS System.
Fire Chief Steve Riley, Captain Lynn Dralle, and Dr. Valerie Phillips presented the Hartmann Award to: Battalion Chief Arnold Nolan, EMT; Joshua Maly, EMT; Andrew Busche, Paramedic; Tyler Hatfield, Paramedic Student; Eric Rasmussen, Paramedic; Cody Whelton, Paramedic; and Brittiany Chase, Paramedic. These individuals were recognized for their life saving efforts in attending to a person experiencing severe respiratory distress. Their quick medical response and swift transport to the hospital played a crucial role in ensuring that the patient received the urgent care needed to survive.
The Village of Westmont congratulates the Westmont Fire Department and the award recipients for their excellent service and dedication to the community.