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Posted on: February 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Life Saving Awards Presented to Westmont Fire and Police Personnel

Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: February 28, 2020

At the February 27, 2020 Westmont Public Safety Committee meeting, Mayor Ron Gunter, Fire Dept. Captain Lynn Dralle, and Trustee Marie Johanik-Guzzo presented several members of the Westmont Fire and Police Departments with Life Saving Awards.  These awards are given to First Responders who apply life-saving measures to an individual who goes on to live an independent life. 

“I am so proud of our Westmont First Responders,” said Mayor Ron Gunter.  “Their training and dedication to the community helps ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens.  We thank them for all they do.”

Following are descriptions of the life-saving events and a list of the First Responders involved:

July 14, 2019
Westmont received a 9-1-1 call regarding an unresponsive 73-year old female on July 14, 2019.  Police arrived first on the scene and began administering CPR to the patient.  Fire Department personnel arrived and found the patient did not have a pulse.  The crew placed her on a cardiac monitor and found her in shockable rhythm, then defibrillated once which brought her into a viable rhythm.  Because of the efforts of Westmont First Responders, the patient was revived, transported to the hospital, and went on to a full recovery.

Firemedic Andrew Busche
Firemedic Ryan Walsh
Acting Lt. Tim King
Firefighter Travis Chinn
Firefighter Rob Sipek
Battalion Chief James Little

September 7, 2019
Westmont received a 9-1-1 call regarding an unresponsive 56-year old male on September 7, 2019.  Upon arrival, Fire Department personnel found an unresponsive patient lying on the ground without a pulse.  The crew placed him on a cardiac monitor, found him in shockable rhythm, and defibrillated.  The patient was then placed on Auto Pulse and CPR was continued.  The patient was given drug therapy and shocked an additional 5 times before arriving at the hospital.  The patient went on to a full recovery.

Firemedic Dale Tobolt
Firemedic Duncan Lanzirotti
Firemedic Andrew Busche
Lieutenant Chris Stoltman
Firefighter Travis Chinn
Battalion Chief James Little 

December 19, 2019
Westmont received a 9-1-1 call regarding an unconscious 68-year old male on December 19, 2019.  Westmont Police arrived first on the scene and began administering chest compressions to the patient. The Fire crew arrived to find the patient unresponsive and without a pulse.  The crew placed him on a cardiac monitor and was unable to shock so they placed him on Auto Pulse and intubated the patient.  The crew administered one round of drugs and CPR, the patient then gained blood pressure and a pulse.  Because of the efforts of Westmont First Responders the patient was brought to the hospital breathing and with a pulse.  The patient was able to be released from the hospital in time for the holidays. 

Firemedic Eric Ceniti
Firemedic Jeremy Gruca
Acting Lt. John Moll
Firemedic Adam Mobley
Firefighter Frank Dizonno
Police Officer David Hamblin

Congratulations to all of our Westmont First Responders for their excellent service and quick actions to save lives. Photos from the presentation can be found on the Village Website in the photo gallery - https://villageofwestmont


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont 
Communications Director/PIO

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