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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month

 

March 2021 - Fire Team

Steve Behan
Steve Behan
Adam Schwartz
Adam Schwartz
Dan Schulkey
Dan Schulkey
Dave Pieknik
Dave Pieknik
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Pat Deneau
Pat Deneau

For your heroic life-saving efforts extricating a severely injured driver on March 1, 2021. Congratulations on your selection as the March Novi Public Safety Employees of the Month.
 
Novi Fire was dispatched to a reported 5 vehicle accident on East-bound I-96 East of Beck Road, with reports of one person trapped. The occupant was conscious and breathing. The occupant had significant intrusion of the steering wheel and dashboard pinning her in the vehicle. FPO Pieknik was in contact and had patient care with the driver pinned in the pickup throughout the incident. Extrication equipment was staged for the rescue. Due to the amount of damage to the driver's side, the first extrication attempts were concentrated on the passenger side and the ram was used to do a dash roll. The dash was lifted, however, did not give any relief to the occupant and the decision was made to leave that ram in place. To provide more working room it was decided to fold the roof both A-pillars and the passenger's side B pillar were cut and the roof was creased with an axe. Folding the roof back proved difficult due to the position of the trailer attached to the vehicle. The crew continued to work on lifting the dash. This was extremely difficult due to the second ram being unable to gain a purchase point. It was decided to attack the steering column using tow straps to rachet the column up. The first attempt was done on the driver's side and abandoned after it created pressure on the occupant's legs. The tow strap was moved to the passenger side and managed to create a little lift in conjunction with the spreader under the passenger dash. This had to be abandoned due to pressure again on the occupant's legs. FPO Perry had spoken with Hadley's towing crew that was on scene with their heavy wrecker rotator truck, and the decision was made to use their rotator and chain on the driver's side firewall and frame components. This operation was begun with Hadley's very slowly pulling the driver's side dash up and out. This did create enough room to lift the female out onto a backboard and remove her to the awaiting Superior cot. It was noted the patient had an open femur fracture of the left leg. The patient was placed on the Superior cot and transported to Ascension Providence Park Hospital Novi Campus. This was one of, if not, the toughest extrications this team, or any Novi Fire Team, has ever been a part of, and all of you worked together in an extremely difficult situation. If not for the hard work and collective knowledge of everyone involved, the outcome for the patient may have been drastically different.
 
You are recognized for your dedication to your profession and your exceptional work under the most trying of circumstances. You embody teamwork, initiative, and professionalism.

Archive

March 2021 - Fire Team

January 2021 - Matt Marken, Fire Protection Officer

December 2020 - Ryan Haney, Officer

November 2020 - Beck Morningstar, Cadet

October 2020 - Kim Kleimola, Records Clerk

September 2020 - Officer Eric Tobey

August 2020 - Officer Timothy Shea

July 2020 - Sergeant Brian Woloski

June 2020 - Suzan Yacoub, Records Clerk

May 2020 - Officer Alisa Harwell

April 2020 - Officers Haney, Finlayson and Clark

March 2020 - Lieutenant Amanda Kulikowski

February 2020 - Sergeant Bob Manar

January 2020 - Patrol Officer Matthew Chylaszek and Patrol Officer Jacob Roberts

November 2019 - Michael Bender, Detective

October 2019 - Mike Olando, Fire Protection Officer

September 2019 - Mark Theisen, Captain

August 2019 - Pat Cauchi, Analyst Planner

July 2019 - Fire Protection Officer, Patrick Deneau

June 2019 - Detective Steve Balog

May 2019 - Marshall Johnson

April 2019 - Officer Andrew Toth

February 2019 - Dispatcher Kaplan and Dispatcher Assaf

January 2019 - Detective Jon Zabick and Detective Randy Mince