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Emergency responders receive Phoenix Awards

March 7, 2018
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle


Last Wednesday night, the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department awarded 8 Phoenix Awards to the personnel responsible for saving the life of St. James City resident Gary Jamieson.

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The eight Phoenix Award winners with the M/PIFCD Fire Commissioners


An emergency call was made to Lee County Dispatch Sunday, Jan. 14, at 11:01 p.m. Paramedics responded to find Jamieson in cardiac arrest, revived him and transported him to the hospital.

The Phoenix Award is presented to emergency responders who resuscitate a patient in cardiac arrest. All those who participated in Jamieson's lifesaving received the award.

"The Phoenix Award is given out because of what it stands for," Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Brandt said. "The Phoenix comes from Greek mythology and symbolizes renewal and resurrection. That's what these men and women did bring someone back from death."

All five commissioners - Michael Dreikorn, Elaine Chapman-Moore, Tonya Player, John Cammick and Ken Cox - were on hand to present the awards.

The awards were presented to Jesse Young, Lee County dispatch; Sgt. James Creghan, Deputy April Tomyn and Deputy William "Glen" Kilpatrick, Lee County Sheriff's Office; Paramedic Guido Santangelo and EMT Steven Bailey, Lee County EMS; and Firefighters John Busscher and Adam Rogowski, Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Control District

'We have one last thing we'd like to do,"Fire Chief Ben Mickuleit said. "About a year ago we started a new tradition when we got the new trucks. To symbolize the Phoenix Award we have the survivor place a heart on the truck. So every time we walk by the truck we know we've made a difference that we've made the impossible possible."



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