Paramedics honored by Rotary Club

Seaford’s Nanticoke Rotary Club honored four Sussex County Paramedics at a recent dinner. A medic was chosen from each of four shifts and honored as Western Paramedic of the Year for their efforts in Western Sussex County. In addition to a commemorative plaque for each honoree, they and their guests were treated to dinner at the Methodist Manor House ceremony. Mike Pusey is ‘A’ shift’s representative. Pusey has been with Sussex County EMS for 12 years. During his tenure, he has been active on numerous committees and currently heads the mapping committee. Pusey has also taken on the role of assistant shift supervisor. Tom Jefferson represents ‘B’ shift. Jefferson heads the SCEMS Mass-Casualty committee that coordinates mass casualty drills with county fire companies. Jefferson was instrumental in creating the Fire Ground Rehabilitation Policy which is designed to help SCEMS better assist fire companies during operations. ‘C’ shift’s representative is Jim Gijanto, who has been with SCEMS since 2000 and is an active member of the Public Information and Relations group. This group provides education and information to various audiences regarding SCEMS role in EMS and ways that the general public can assist themselves and SCEMS in an emergency. Gijanto is also a member of the Special Events Team that stands by at large-scale events in case of emergency. Representing ‘D’ shift is Danny Tilghman, who came on board with SCEMS in 2002 and is active on the Safety Board whose efforts are directed at continuously improving the safety of SCEMS employees while performing hazardous jobs. Nanticoke Rotary meets at noon each Wednesday at the Methodist Manor House. Call president Joe Gast for more information.

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