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Engine Company 24, Ladder 5
Firefighter Craig Bielawski
was honored for his heroic action.
Emergency Medical Technicians Michael Vale & Joshua Herrman were assigned to a “SICK” , upon entering the apartment, they noted individuals presenting with similar symptoms of feeling lightheaded, dizziness and headaches, their CO meters immediately began to alarm off with readings of 347ppm. Without hesitation, the Emergency Medical Technicians evacuated the entire family and all other residents of this location and alerted dispatch of a carbon monoxide incident.
After evacuating, they then treated their patients with oxygen therapy, myself C401 with HT23 and additionally assigned BLS 31H1 began assessing the family with the RAD-57, the family of six all had readings ranges of 30 – 32%. OLMC was contacted for transportation consultation, they were all then transported H25 – Jacobi Medical Center that has the Hyperbaric Treatment Capabilities.
For these actions Lieutenant Aron Ezegui recommended Emergency Medical Technicians Michael Vale and Joshua Herrman for a Meritorious Act- Accomplishment with Merit Award, for their act of personal bravery that resulted in the saving of a entire families lives.
For these actions the members of the Edmund Kells – Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 Honor you both for your actions.
Police Officer Yassir Zahroof was appointed to the NYPD on October 11, 2016 where upon graduation from the police academy he was assigned to the 122 Precinct.
Police Officer Zahroof has 3 years of service. Officer Zahroof performed patrol on the third platoon and then was assigned to the 122nd Precinct Anti- Crime team in September of 2019.
Officer Zahroof is responsible for addressing major crime conditions in the confines of the 122nd Precinct. Officer Zahroof primary job is to target persons of interest regarding crime and apprehend them in the act. Officer Zahroof also aids the precinct detective squad in conducting investigations into major crimes. Prior to his appointment to the New York City Police Department as a Police Officer, he was a heating and air-conditioning repair man. Police Officer Zahroof has an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from the College of Staten Island. He has (45) arrests – (11) Felonies and (1) Excellent Police Duty Medal.
For these actions the members of the Edmund Kells- Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor you for your actions
Police Officer Michael Lam was appointed to the NYPD on January 04, 2017 where he graduated from the police academy and was assigned to the 122nd Precinct. Officer Lam has two years of service.
Officer Lam was assigned to the third platoon and then was assigned to the 122nd Precinct Anti-Crime team in September of 2019. As an Anti-Crime officer, Officer Lam is responsible for finding and apprehending major criminal offenders in the confines of the 122nd Precinct.
Officer Lam also assists the 122nd Precinct Detective Squad in conducting investigations into major crimes. Officer Lam previously worked as a Physical Therapy aid for a doctor’s office. Officer Lam attended the Baruch College where he obtained an associate degree in business. Officer Lam has (88) Arrests- (22) Felony Arrests and was awarded the Cop of the Year award for 2018 in the confines of the 122 Precinct,
For these actions the members of the Edmund Kells – Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor you for your actions.
Police Officer Yassir Zaroof of the 122nd Precinct is honored
At the address of 704 New Dorp Lane off duty Firefighter Craig Bielawski was
having breakfast with a retired member that he looks after. The waiter came
running in and yelled fire.
Craig ran outside to see heavy black smoke towards Cedar Grove Avenue. He was thinking it was a house on New Dorp Lane, so he went down the alley way, to see which house was burning. He realized and found out it was in the beach community. He ran around the back of the building that was on fire, which was on Waterside Street and there was heavy black smoke all around the house.The side door of the building was open, so he went in and conducted a
diligent search for victims.
After exiting the front door, someone was yelling that the women were outside. He proceeded to take a garden hose and start hitting the fire trying to stop the fire from reaching where the original building that was on fire and focused his attention on one house. Units were stopping traffic on New Dorp Lane. He called Staten Island Fire Dispatch stating he was off an duty member and needed an Engine Company at 7 Waterside Street which was the original building
that was on fire and that he had a major exposure problem. Engine 162 came and
recommended transmitting a 2nd Alarm. He preceded to give a progress report.
Later he was transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation and a minor burn to
his left ear. For these actions of bravery, the members of the Edmund Kells – Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor you for your actions
Police Officer Michael Lam of the 122nd Precinct is honored
On January 28, 2019 at 2049 hours, Engine 163 responded to an EMS run for an arrest at 41 Margaretta Court
Captain Ralph Talarico,
Firefighter William Barr,
Firefighter Samuel Feinberg,
Firefighter Stephen Demyan
Firefighter Daniel Davis
responded and found a male patient sitting in a chair in his bedroom, after finding the patient had no pulse and was not breathing, Engine 163 immediately began CPR. Engine 163 continued with CPR after EMS 22z arrived, and a viable pulse was established. The unit continued ventilations and assisted in packaging and removal of the patient, who was transported to Richmond University Medical Center.
For these actions the members of the Edmund Kells – Richard A. Grennie American Legion Post 316 honor and commend for your actions.
The members of the Kells - Grennie American Legion Post No. 316
Honored Director of Operations of the Office of
New York State Senator Andrew Lanza
for his service in helping make this event possible for the last three years.
Third Annual Detective Salvador Davila
Community Achievement Awards for First Responders
October 21, 2019
New Dorp Moravian Church
NYC Emergency Medical Sevices
Emergency Medical Technicians
Were honored for their action.
Engine Company 163
Captain Ralph Talarico
Firefighter William Barr
Firefighter Samuel Feinberg
Firefighter Stephen Demyan
Firefighter Daniel Davis
were all honored for their actions