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Winners announced of Superior Response Emergency Services Awards

Apr 27, 2019 09:33PM ● By Editor

Pat Scully receiving his award

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From Boreal Community Media - April 28, 2019

On Saturday evening, the Cook County Superior Response Emergency Services Conference concluded after an awards presentation.  Valerie Marasco, Director - Cook County Office of Emergency Management and Public Information, gave praise to the following individuals who won awards:

Exemplary Leadership Award:

This is a new award that recognizes exemplary leadership in Emergency Services and can recognize an individual who leads by example, outstanding Incident Command or department leadership that contributes to the success of an organization.  

Larry and JoAnn Kraus
won this award for dedicating what seems like all of their time to Cook County Search and Rescue.

Dolly Johnson Friend of Emergency Services Award:

A citizen, response supporter, associate member or friend of emergency services, could be, but not necessarily affiliated with an emergency service, serve on a Department executive, relief association, department board or be someone who supports(ed) emergency response operations.

John Groth won this award for his role as Treasurer of the Lutsen Town Board.  For years, John dedicated himself to researching and writing grants for trucks, apparatus, and equipment needed to protect and serve our neighbors and friends.

Outstanding Emergency Services Provider:  

This award goes to a person from one of the emergency services who provided outstanding, notable service this past year or throughout their career.  

Pat Scully won this award for his involvement in emergency services for three decades as an EMT and member of Cook County Search and Rescue.

Professional Meritorious Service Award:  

This is a new award that recognizes meritorious service of any of our career emergency professionals or other paid emergency response-related position who has gone above and beyond in their call of duty to benefit public safety in Cook County.

This award goes to Deputy Paul Spry and K9 Deputy Eddy for his dedicated passion and sacrifice for his involvement in the K9 program.  

Volunteers receive many rewards for their service.

To learn how you can serve your community, follow this link to an article about volunteering for Emergency Services in Cook County.  

Volunteers make the difference!

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