Firefighters recognized with awards

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published March 16, 2016

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Numerous Macomb Township Fire Department personnel were recognized during a March 9 township Board of Trustees meeting for their efforts in either saving a life or bringing a new life into the world.

Five individuals were given lifesaving awards for performing CPR on and reviving a man who had a heart attack Aug. 7. Those involved were Deputy Chief Adam Munro, Capt. Gary Ross, Sgt. Ken Bartz, Sgt. Ryan Gierman and firefighter Vince Pozzuoli.

On Aug. 14, firefighters Joe Warne, Carly Mocny and Jason Krozek were involved in helping deliver a baby.

Seven individuals aided in saving a woman pinned in a vehicle following a car accident near Romeo Plank and 24 Mile Road Dec. 21. Ross, Girman, Sgt. Chris Zepke, and firefighters Kyle Yonkowski, Justin Friese, Michael Risk and Paul Grabowski helped in saving the woman from the vehicle.

The year ended on a good note for the Fire Department, as Sgt. Steve Stawecki and firefighter Josh Ringstad helped deliver a baby on Dec. 31.

Fire Department Supervisor Sara Buscaino was given the Mount Clemens Elks Outstanding Service Award.

Fire Chief Robert Phillips said during the meeting that the Fire Department responded to 4,576 incidents in 2015.

Also honored at the meeting were Jacob Korey and Alex Kepreos, who were recognized with lifesaving awards for their efforts in reviving a 4-year-old girl who was found in the bottom of the swimming pool May 22 at the township recreation center. Korey and Kepreos are employees of the rec center.

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