DRP officers, 911 communicators, Durham Region EMS workers, and various Durham Region firefighters were honoured on June 19 for their role in saving the lives of heart attack victims at the Survivor Day ceremony which was held at the Ajax Convention Center.
Survivor Day celebrates not only those who assisted in saving the lives of those who suffered a cardiac arrest, but the survivors themselves. The Lightning Bolt Award is presented to those whose efforts helped save a life this past year. The awards are organized by the Central East Prehospital Care Program at Lakeridge Health.
For more information visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Officers who received the award were: PC William Andrews, PC Andrew Chmelowski, PC Jason Cockburn, PC Nicholas D’Andrea, PC Andrea De Witt, PC Brad Dunlop, PC Jason Fisher, PC Crystal Gillman, PC Colin Granger, PC Adam Handscomb, PC Dinesh Jobanputra, PC Ian Jolicoeur, PC Nic Lacirasella, PC Nigel Lawrence, D/C Gillian Lock, PC Brian McArdle, PC Janice McLeod, PC Jason Medeiros, PC David Mitchell, PC Greg O’Connor, PC Jay Shaddick, PC Robert Sottile, PC Carie Stenzel, PC Amandeep Thakur, PC Jeff Williams.
Communicators who received this award: Jennifer Allbon, Laurie Arnott, Rebecca Astles, Katie Bassett, Janis Carvalho, Marci Galley, Krystie Graham, Vern Harwood, Megan Hood, David Hyde , Michelle Judson, Christina Kyc, Karelyn Leclair, Paula Mayers, Andie McDowell, Jennifer Munger, Tracy Parker, Shelly Payne, Janice Pettit, Liz Powers, Shane Sawa, Brigid Stewart, Jaclyn Suddard, Tracy Tebo, Tracy Thompson, Megan Tilley, Pete Tomlin, Sherri Wallace, Robyn White, Stephanie Wilson, Amy Wilson- Ross, Matt Withers.
Congratulations to all our winners!
awards thumb (JPG file, 21.2K bytes)
911 Comunicator Rebecca Astles is congratulated. (JPG file, 67.2K bytes)
Cst. David Mitchell is congratulated for assisting a cardiac arrest survivor. (JPG file, 83.2K bytes)
911 Comm. Rebecca Astles, PC David Mitchell, PC Nic Lacirasella and Inps. Todd Rollauer (JPG file, 74.4K bytes)
A survivor waits to thank Rebecca Astles. (JPG file, 89.5K bytes)
PC Mitchell, PC Lacirasella, Insp. Todd Rollauer, Rebecca Astles, PC D'Andrea, PC Granger & PC Legge (JPG file, 81.6K bytes)