Village of WestmontDate Issued: Feb. 25, 2014
At the Feb. 20 Westmont Village Board Meeting, the Westmont Fire Department honored several of their firefighters and paramedics. “We have an excellent team of professionals working for the Fire Department,” says Fire Chief David Weiss, “and it’s my privilege to be able to recognize them for their dedication and service.”
First, Chief Weiss and EMS Coordinator Lynn Dralle presented Lifesaving Awards to five Fire Dept. personnel for their role in providing Advance Life Support care for a resident who had reported chest pains, but then became unresponsive and pulseless. Despite in very serious condition, he has since fully recovered. If not for the swift, expert action of these individuals, the Fire Department Awards Committee feels that the patient would not have survived. Receiving Lifesaving Awards were: Lt. John Barnacle, FM Eric Klass, FM Darrell Parrish, FM Chris Gerlich, and FM Kathy Furgala.
Second, Chief Weiss and the Fire Dept. presented their annual Employee of the Year Award to Kevin O’Hare. O’Hare was cited for positive attitude and excellent work ethic. “We have a great group of men and women at the Fire Department,” added Weiss. “Kevin was selected from a pool of many deserving candidates. I want to personally congratulate him on this award and let everyone know that he will represent our Department well.”
Contact: Larry McIntyreVillage of Westmont Communications Director630-981-6245, firstname.lastname@example.org