Lombard, Villa Park fire departments honored at hospital event
OAK BROOK – Members of the Lombard and Villa Park fire departments, along with several other departments were honored at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital EMS Recognition Dinner on Wednesday night at Pinstripes in Oak Brook.
The event recognized 12 teams of emergency responders who received the hospital's Run of the Month awards between July 2012 and June 2013, and a team of paramedics from the Oak Brook Fire Department who received the hospital's Run of the Year award for 2013.
Paramedics Joe Shark and Michael Fetzer of the Lombard Fire Department earned the November 2012 Run of the Month award for their work at identifying stroke symptoms when they were called to treat a confused man. They communicated with the hospital so that staff was ready for the patient when he arrived.
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