NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 –
A local veterans post presented awards to a pair of West Sacramento firefighters on Jan. 11, after the pair were selected for the honors by a vote among their coworkers.
Engineer Andy Moore was named “Firefighter of the Year” and firefighter Ian Gilmour was “EMT of the Year,” in the awards presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8762.
Moore manages records for the department, and has put in a lot of time learning and implementing a new system to help schedule personnel more efficiently, at the same time maintaining his duties as a fire engineer.
Gilmour maintains the West Sacramento Fire Department’s medical equipment and supplies. But on June 26, he was part of a crew that arrived at the scene of a swimming pool accident: they found an apparently lifeless child who had possibly drowned. Gilmour helped get the child to an ambulance, a crew started CPR, and they got a pulse back as Gilmour continued to resuscitate the youngster en route to the hospital. The youth was released from the hospital 10 days later, and visited Station 45 on Lake Washington Boulevard to meet Gilmour and the crew.
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