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Several Lombard Firefighters were recently presented the Run of a Run of the Month Award by Elmhurst Hospital and the 2018 Run of the Year Award by Good Samaritan Hospital.
Run of the Month Award
On Friday, May 11, Elmhurst Hospital recognized the Lombard Fire Department for the Run of the Month for November 2017.
The call was for a woman in labor and a subsequent delivery of the baby en route to the hospital. The members of the Department recognized are M45: Nathanael Noon, Kevin Wnek and Matt Weibler, E45: Chris Wilmot, Nick Soprano and T44: Lt Laffrey, Tim Moran and Jonathan Trapani. Also present were Battalion Chief Doug Cail and Lieutenant/EMS Coordinator Frank Gallione.
Lombard Firefighters pictured left to right: Firefighter/Paramedic Nathanael Noon, Lt. Frank Gallione, Firefighter Paramedic Kevin Wnek, Lt Mark Laffrey, Firefighter Paramedic Tim Moran. Also pictured, Elmhurst Hospital Staff.
Run of the Year Award
The Lombard Fire Department is proud to announce that it has been selected to receive the Dr. Joseph Hartmann Award for the Call of the Year by Good Samaritan Hospital.
This incident involved took place in January 2018, when a 16 year old Lombard resident suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Lombard Police Officers Ryan Postal and Andrew Boccassini arrived first on the scene and applied an AED and started CPR. The Fire Department crews arrived in 3 minutes, after returning from a previous call on the Tollway. The Lombard Firefighter/paramedics that arrived and resuscitated the victim included Mike Fetzer, Matt Orseske, Adam Bonnan, Alex Johnson; Lieutenants Mark Sepe and Joe Kielczynski and Battalion Chief Al Greene. The Run of the Year includes incidents that occurred from May 2017 – May 2018.
Pictured left to right: Officer Boccassini, Officer Postal, Battalion Chief Greene, Lt. Kielczynski, Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Johnson (holding plaque), Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Orseske, Lt. Mark Sepe, Firefighter/Paramedic Mike Fetzer, Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Bonnan.
“Both awards are humbling, but to receive both a Run of the Month and the very prestigious Run of the Year Awards, makes me immensely proud of department crew members for their excellent service,” said Lt. and EMS Coordinator Frank Gallione. “We don’t do this job for the recognition but for a true desire to help people.”