Still going strong
Two years ago the Sun Lakes Fire District responded to Michael Marr’s home in the Sun Lakes Country Club area. Mr. Marr was in cardiac arrest and with first CPR done by his wife Sheryl with instructions from the 911 dispatcher and then multiple cardiac defibrillation and CPR administered by the trained paramedics and EMTs of the SLFD, his life was saved. During the recent SLCC Open House, Mr. Marr stopped by the SLFD Community Assistance Program table to say hello and express his thanks again. The firefighters told Mr. Marr that seeing him healthy makes their job worthwhile.
Long-time Sun Lakes Fire District employee retires
Sun Lakes Fire District Chief Troy Maloney presents a plaque of appreciation to long-time Fire District employee and Sun Lakes resident, Gil Hendry. Hendry, who recently completed his 12th year of service has served in a variety of positions from administrative assistant to his most recent appointment as financial specialist has retired. Maloney thanked Hendry for his many years of service and particularly noted Hendry’s assistance to him during Chief Maloney’s first year in office. The presentation was made at the monthly Fire Board meeting and Board members joined in wishing Gil a long and happy retirement.
High hours volunteers honored
The Sun Lakes Fire District recently honored their high hours volunteers from their Community Assistance Program. If you’ve had any type of an emergency in the Sun Lakes area you’ve probably seen these gray shirted volunteers responding with the firefighters and paramedics. As members of CR231 (Crisis Response) they tend to the family and friends of the patient and their needs while the SLFD takes care of the person in need of emergency treatment.
Bronze is awarded to those who volunteer 100-249 hours per year. Silver goes to those who volunteer 250-499 hours per year. There were no Gold winners this year which denotes 500 plus hours of service. CAP members Nancy Roberts and Brian Curry were closest each with over 450 hours of service.