Community members to be recognized at Kent Fire Department Board meeting | Kent Fire Department

Residents and police officers will be recognized at the March 19 board meeting of the Kent Fire Department for their contributions to the public's welfare.

Jim Berrios, who owns the Golden Steer restaurant in Ken with his wife Suzanne, will be presented with the Outstanding Citizen Community Service Award for performing CPR and helping save the life of a man went into cardiac arrest at the Golden Steer restaurant on Jan. 1.

Kent police officers Trevor Wolcott and Will Davis will be recognized for their efforts as the first emergency responders to arrive at the scene of a cardiac arrest patient on Feb. 5. When the officers got to the patient they found that a civilian had already initiated CPR. Utilizing their automatic external defibrillator the officers were able to apply an electrical shock to the patient's heart. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at that time and transported the patient to a hospital. The officer's names will be added to existing matching plagues that hang in both police and fire headquarters that recognize CPR calls in which police officers utilize their department issued AEDs.

In another resident on Feb. 16 Kent Police Officer Brieann Johnson was the first to arrive at the location of a cardiac arrest patient and administered an electrical shock to the patient's heart using her department AED. Johnson's name will also be added to the same plagues as those of Wolcott and Davis.

Two fourteen-year-olds will also be recognized for an incident which took place on Jan. 25. Trever Bond and Blake Fathers will receive the Outstanding Citizen Community Service award for helping to keep a small child safe after the two-year-old wandered away from his house.

The two teenagers found the child walking along a neighborhood street and recognized that the child should not have been out alone. In a mature and well thought out process, they kept the child safe from traffic and took him to a Kent Fire Department Regional Fire Authority fire station.

Family members discovered the child missing and came to the station to pick him up. Without the quick thinking of Bond and Fathers this situation could have ended in tragedy.

Additionally, several firefighters will also receive longevity awards for years of service ranging from 10 to 35 years.


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