Lifesaving paramedics and emergency medical technicians, two “Rosie the Riveters” and more local residents get mention this week in a roundup of good news from around the region.
Twelve Solano County employees of Medic Ambulance Service received honors from the California Ambulance Association this week for going above and beyond in the call of duty.
They were among 41 paramedics and emergency medical technicians from around the state who were recognized for their “lifesaving actions or exceptional professional achievements,” during a ceremony in Sacramento.
They include EMT Andrew Fink of Vacaville and EMT Candace Walker of Dixon, who preformed rapid and immediate care for a 31-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest while playing golf; Paramedic Supervisor Benjamin Gammon, Paramedic J.T. Hoyle, EMT John Sangun and EMT Wayne Scoles, who successfully resuscitated a 1-year-old in Vallejo who drowned; Paramedic Kenin Gilley, for outstanding performance and ongoing excellence to the Winters community; Paramedic Cliff Henderson of Benicia for his contributions in a wide range of roles; EMT Matthew McCarthy for his outstanding service among his peers; Paramedic Casey Vanier for his role in saving the life of a patient in cardiac arrest; and Paramedic Scott Wood and EMT Markus Lincoln for their excellent treatment of a 31-year-old pregnant woman, who went into labor nine weeks early with twins.
Congratulations to all the honorees. We’re lucky to have you in our communities.
Fairfield residents Catherine “Kay” Morrison and Marian Wynn were honored Friday in Washington, D.C., as part of a Northern California “Rosie the Riveters” delegation.
Both women worked as welders during World War II.
Rep. John Garamendi welcomed the women and participated in a ceremony honoring them and other “Rosies.”
The Rev. Phillip L. Pete Jr. of the Lighthouse Full Life Center was sworn in as the Suisun City Police Department’s third chaplain Tuesday night in front of the Suisun City Council.
Pete was sworn in by Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho in a short ceremony attended by Pete’s family.
Congratulations to the Rev. Pete.
The Suisun City Council gave a certificate of recognition this week to Air Force Sgt. James M. Flicker for his work with the city cleaning up portions of the bicycle/pedestrian path last month.
Flicker, a member of the 60th Aerial Port Squadron and a Suisun City resident, approached the city two months ago, asking about volunteer opportunities. On March 16, he and a dozen other airmen from Travis Air Force Base spent the day collecting more than 300 pounds of trash from the bicycle/pedestrian path.
The sergeant said he started this informal program to collect trash in communities near where he was stationed while he was serving in South Korea. He told the council he and the other volunteers “want to do this as much as possible.”
Digna Reisinger is the Solano County Employee of the Month for April.
Reisinger is legal secretary for the county Public Defender’s Office. She has been a county employee since 1987, when she started in Health and Social Services.
“She has opened and otherwise documented thousands of cases annually and takes excellent care of our clients, always with a smile,” a county report said.
The Board of Supervisors honored Reisinger on Tuesday.
Brad Stanhope, Amy Maginnis-Honey, Barry Eberling and Ian Thompson contributed to this report. Send your “good news” items to Glen Faison at firstname.lastname@example.org.