Team Member of the Month - December 2013
For Release
February 10, 2014

Congratulations, Technician II Scott Cruess, Technician II Dave Wesley, Technician I Rebecca VanCoverden, and Technician I Tyler Diettert

You were selected as the Department's Team Member of the Month for December 2013.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Christmas morning, you observed a car stopped in the roadway on Route 234.  Even though you were off duty, you stopped to see if assistance was needed.  After reaching the vehicle, you learned that the citizen had suffered a heart attack and required immediate life-saving measures.

In the freezing cold temperatures on a dark, busy, and dangerous roadway, you performed CPR with minimal equipment and safety control measures helping set the way for the medic unit and supporting crews that arrived later.  The aid given was excellent considering the environment and lack of supplies.

Although this event delayed your Christmas morning plans with your families, it was a small sacrifice to help another family not lose someone on Christmas.

Your actions exemplify the County and Department's visions and values with your efforts being emblematic of the Department's ultimate performance and personalized delivery values, and the County's visions of teamwork, excellence and responsibility to do the right thing for the customer and community every time.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

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Pictured left to right: Technician II Scott Cruess, Technician I Tyler Diettert,
Chief Kevin McGee, Technician I Rebecca VanCoverden, and Technician II Dave Wesley