During Wednesday night's meeting, two separate STAR Award presentations were given.
The first was to recognize three Public Works employees for their assistance with an emergency rescue that occurred in the area of Weld County Road 24 ½ east of the Weld County Service Center.
On January 11th the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District called upon members of the Firestone Public Works department to assist with a rescue. Brad Hopkins and Levi Hackleman of the Stormwater Division and Dave Minor, Public Works Operations & Maintenance Manager, were a few of the first to respond to the area. Upon arriving, they saw an individual trapped under a front-end loader covered in gravel. Brad and his crew prepared the Vac truck to assist with rescue operations. At the same time, Dave and Levi began removing debris from around the trapped individual until rescue crews were able to extricate the individual safely. The rescue operation took over two and half hours, and Town staff stayed onsite to assist as needed.
The second presentation recognized two members of the Firestone Police Department.
On January 24th at approximately 4:30 a.m., Firestone Police Officers responded to a medical emergency at a resident's home. Weld County Dispatch had advised that they had an unconscious male, not breathing, and CPR was in progress. Within minutes Firestone Sergeant Jimmy Stroud and Officer Jay Belue arrived on-scene and quickly took over lifesaving measures. The officers continued CPR until they could be relieved by Frederick-Firestone Fire District personnel.
The Board of Trustees appreciates both groups of employees for their quick response and professionalism, as their actions reflect greatly upon themselves, their departments, and the Town.