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Public Safety Employee of the Month

Public Safety Employee of the Month


January 2016 - Firefighter Greg Lis

Firefighter Greg Lis
Firefighter Greg Lis

The Novi Public Safety Administration would like to extend their appreciation and congratulations to Firefighter Greg Lis on his nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month – January 2016.  Firefighter Lis was nominated by Firefighter Ron Barratt and overwhelmingly selected by the Implementation Committee for his professionalism, compassion, dedication, and expertise.

Firefighter Lis dedication and loyalty to both his co-workers and the citizens of the community have not gone unnoticed.  His willingness to take on assignments and involve himself with projects for the good of both fire and police departments is admirable.  An example of Firefighter Lis initiative is when he requested the purchase of additional TFS hot sticks for department apparatus.  These devices are used to assist firefighters in locating live electrical lines.  Firefighter Lis has shown resourcefulness by replacing a damaged part on one of the fire trucks.  He stopped by an authorized supplier, purchased the part, and installed it himself, without any charge to the city.  Additionally, Firefighter Lis has mentored many firefighters during their probationary period; he has stayed beyond his scheduled time to make sure they understand the function and importance of the equipment.

Not only does Firefighter Lis extend this level of commitment to fellow firefighters but also members of the community.  Recently on a run out of Station 2, an elderly female had soiled her bed due to a medical condition.  As the female patient was in the ambulance, Firefighter Lis stayed in the residence to change her sheets to make sure she had a clean, fresh bed to rest in when she returned from the hospital.  Furthermore, he maintained a connection with the female citizen by calling her and checking on her well-being after she was released from the hospital.  In another situation, while leaving a medical call he noticed a wheelchair bound citizen had fallen while trying to move from her wheelchair to the passenger seat of her vehicle.  The female was stuck and could not get up on her own or even with the help of her husband.  Without hesitation Firefighter Lis climbed into the back seat of the car and pulled her from the floor and into a sitting position on the seat.  

Firefighter Greg Lis is a stellar reflection of the Novi Fire Department.  The service he provides to his co-workers and the citizens of Novi is second to none.  Because of his efforts it is with great pride I join the other members of our Public Safety Team and the Novi Community in recognizing Firefighter Greg Lis outstanding work.




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