Wake County first responders breakfast honors firefighters, law enforcement, EMS
Sept. 24 was First Responders Day in Wake County, and Lynda Loveland was host at a breakfast honoring firefighters, law enforcement, EMS and others.
the apartment chip paulie Chief state capitol Police F. L. Johnson, Junior Colonel north Carolina Highway Patrol is still a Paterson Chief city of Raleigh Police departments. Lowell smith says the Chief of operations City of Raleigh Fire Department. Our color guard this morning includes the following representatives from the city of Raleigh Fire department, robert coughter, James, jones, Harrison, todd, Tony todd and Jacob Sampson. The bagpipes will be played by chris Stockton from the Raleigh pipin. Our national anthem will be performed by rob Douglas. Senior event coordinator for Fiorina. So please put on your mask and stand for the presentation of the colors and remain standing for the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Oh hello. Oh say Oh I see. Oh whoa. Oh who brought? Right. Oh with a crew through the night that are like was to me oh say way or the line. A home of the brave. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Right. Yeah. Yeah mm. Yeah. Mhm mm. Please join me in. Yeah. Mhm. This is maintained as reverend paul L. Anderson chaplain city of all in the police department delivers today's indication and leaves us in a moment. Oh before that age mm. Every night master funeral. We thank you for all the ways that you have blessed us in this community. We thank you for giving us the men and women who have the first response. We thank you for how you have blessed them and how you brought the game to seen and unseen. We ask that you keep your guardian hand over them and their families and all of their support systems. We thank you for the leadership city and for those who in our state. Help us with the people that will give you glory hunter in place. Now. We asked them to smile upon us as we have gathered today. Unless all that to say and do we thank you for the food that emerging bodies. Thank you for the fellowship that will nourish our souls and spirits that we might further approach to do the work that you decided to his heart. And we pray and as all of this in your name. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Thank you Anderson that a beautiful invocation and stuff. Only white man for the transition of amazing race. Please continue to enjoy the rest of your breakfast. It is now my privilege to welcome Governor Roy cooper. Well, Governor cooper isn't able to join us in person today. He wanted to express his gratitude for all of our first responders. Hi everybody, Governor or your It's great to hear your day said to say thanks as we look back as we have the 20th anniversary of 9 11. I think it's a matter of reflecting how grateful I am referring to bother me. You act quickly in life threatening situations to help people who need the most. You put your lives on line. He was safe and healthy. Your job mentality and your dedication helps to make our it's a safe place for people to live and work in these unprecedented times. We, this is headed and disrupt our daily lives in any way. And yet you're still out there taking this every day. I know we'll come out and stand even stronger than informed and that would be possible without reserves. Thank you for your commitment, dedication and encourage you are in the best of north Carolina and we thank governor cooper for his leadership and for his heartfelt remarks this morning. I allowed now like to invite beth fight director of retail banking first Carolina bank and member of the first responders appreciation Breakfast Task force to recognize those who dedicated their time to make this event happen. This event wouldn't be possible without our volunteer task force members who have given their time and services and the planning and execution of today's breakfast. Mm mhm mhm Good morning everybody. I should have picked a closer table. I feel like I had a mile walk around there. Um, good morning. I'm so thrilled to be here with you guys today. Um Gosh, you know, the last 18 months, it's been really difficult on all of us and our families last year. We were not able to hold this event. Some truly thrilled to be here in person today with all of you to celebrate the heroes. Um, and now I'd like to recognize the individuals that have made this an impossible. Please stand when I call your name. Little Barron operations manager, Raleigh wake county emergency Communications, a round hole. Global communications America. Assistant chief brian brooks Wake county E. M. S. Erin Byrne Cp I Security marty Clayton doing energy Jamal comedy after Monica mars A. b. c. 11 Sergeant Ben franklin state capitol police alec foster. You and see rex health don Gonyea. Local government, federal credit heather Grey, W. R. A. L. Jim Halterman city of Raleigh Police department, David cooler wells heart Ellen lawson cigna Healthcare master Deputy kevin moore Wake County Sheriff's Office. Dave Olson pc Arabia division chief Anton city of Raleigh fire carton. Want to kneel residents company mm and sergeant Andy Williams north Carolina State highway Patrol. Let's give them a round of applause. Yeah, yeah. Mhm mm Thank you for your service and making today's been a success. Yeah. Mhm. Okay, thank you to all the volunteers before we get started. I want to recognize that this event would be possible. Also without our sponsors. So please hold your applause. I'd like to name those sponsors and we'll give them a round of applause after I read them in addition to our presenting sponsor. CPI security. We are grateful to our baby sponsor. Encore. It is here sponsors. Cigna healthcare fred smith company holly hill hospital. Our community partners sponsors. Civic federal credit union, local government, federal credit union Raleigh neurosurgical clinic peak in wake county government. Our outstanding service award sponsors at north Carolina. The blood connection city of Raleigh and white men, health and hospitals. Our goals of answers, Balfour, betting, uh campaigning, construction, carol creature promotions, Cambridge at briar creek, ce rental, having holdings, Dominion, Energy, Duke Energy First Citizens Bank Highwoods Properties, E. LS three V. Associates LTD wards. Enck sight resources, recovery, logistics, LLC and wake technical Community college. Our silver sponsors, Brasfield and very LLC or a rather LLC Carolina hurricanes pointers rule LLP search the acquisition company and sun Rock group. Our vehicle displayed sponsors, barbers toe in and truck repair Bio one Raleigh Code Electric CPR Consultancy and stalls, medical and our floral sponsor. Watered garden florists. So please join me in thanking all of our sponsors to make this. Mhm. Mhm. And for those of you on social media, I encourage everyone who was on twitter out there to please use the hashtag for the event. It's fr amy 21 who's at today's program. The chambers twitter handle is also at Raleigh chamber. His information is also listed on the event agenda. First responders are on the front line working to save lives and protect our community. They make other safety and well mean their priority often at great risk to the cells. Today we make we take this opportunity to recognize the hard work and life saving sacrifices or lifesaving sacrifices of fire service law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. Each of us have been impacted by the heroic efforts of the men and women serving as first responders in one way or another. We are grateful for what you do each day While we May recognise 1st responders by their uniform or they're bad. It is the character and selflessness that sets them apart. And now a word from our title sponsor CP I Security. Mhm. To all the men and women who serve our communities every day. To those who are there when we need them most. To those who take the call in the middle of the night to those who risk their lives to protect others to all first responders for your bravery, dedication and commitment to our communities for all you do every day. Thank you from CPI Security now hold her chief government and community relations officers and security morning before stop smiling out. First of all, to have the ceo Can you CPL family? I'd like to tell you how response. 2021. Yeah. Yeah. two words come to mind. We keep talking about is you hear about the speaking that service sacrifice service have the luxury not to answer the call. You don't belong. I have the luxury eternal waiting room, bad things, right? Have to look sacrifice On the heels of the 20th anniversary. Have to stop sacrifice to us. It is a word that we're talking. You speak of heroes like yourselves. People who have to be willing to give strong revenue. What you're willing to lose everything during their lives to serve others. two words I have to say you are. Thank you. Just two words that you haven't heard enough in the last few years realized it's two words that you burn every day. The reason I can't stop swallowing those because that's why I would After 28 years and 10 months as a cop. I would give the hours and minutes but I don't want to bore you. I'll tell you this. Your service son. Yeah not being respected and appreciate it more. And then seeing all the people in this come out here to say thank you appreciate you might not be as vocal as you want us to be in saying so. But today let us change that thank you on behalf R. CBR family, all of those that you serve. You don't say it as much as you want to hear it. Thank you lesson and thank you for everything that you have done for us and thank you to everyone in C. P. I. Security for the excellent service that they provide to our communities. We would also like to thank our elected and appointed officials who have joined us here today. We have many elected leaders in the audience and we ask that you please stand to be recognized, join me and giving them a round of applause at this time. I would like to introduce chair Mackerel every of the Wake County Board of Commissioners and mayor Marianne parliament at the city of Raleigh as they present proclamations declaring today first responders appreciation day. Yeah. Uh huh. Morning again, my name is matt calabria chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the entire commission, many of whom are here today. We want to signal our tremendous appreciation for all of our first responders and for the phenomenal work that you all do. We have long been grateful to our first responders were going above and beyond, especially in situations where we know we are not at our best where we are at our most vulnerable But this year I think has presented something extraordinary. COVID-19 has presented us with unprecedented, including not just dangerous public but dangerous to our first responders despite that greater danger despite the burnout and the uncertainty that so many of our first responders are facing. Our first responders have risen to the challenge. Maybe the best example of that is in the arena where we thousands of people every single day, but that was only made possible in Partnership City Hander when all our first responders from all different branches came together, making collective effort and I think that is a great example of the reality that first responders step up to do what needs to be done so for the county's part, we're trying to take steps to support those who support us. That includes for example putting more paramedics and ambulances on the road to distribute the call call load better. We're making sure that the sheriff, we got tools training and your folks need to succeed in ever changing circumstances to help folks cope with difficulties that encounter that they encounter. We have peer support systems set up for the first time. You can only dream in years past I think and for too many firefighters cancer, it is a workplace injury. That's why we're looking into new and better equipment and implementing practices that can further limit firefighters exposures to carcinogens. Look, we know you all don't do boring, you know, you don't do it for the money. You do it because it's a calling commitment to this community and this is heart. So it's really important to me to say that wildly are visibly appreciating you and celebrating today. We see you every day. We appreciate you everything. Chair of the county share the public safety committee. I can tell you that there is not a day that goes by that we aren't thinking about y'all. And appreciative of the work that you all do. Now though, I'm honored to present the following proclamation from the Lake County board. Yes. Whereas first responders provide a vital public service throughout wake county. And whereas the first responders in Wake County are ready to provide life saving services to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And whereas the first responders in Wake County include all fire police emergency medical services, sheriff's deputies and the 911 call takers among others who provide such a service and where as first responders in wake county dramatically improved the safety survival and recovery rate of those who experienced such danger illness or injury. And whereas wake county residents, workers and visitors benefit daily from the knowledge of the skills, these highly trained individuals and now therefore be it resolved that the Wake County Board of commissioners does hereby joined with other governing bodies across the county and in partnership with the greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and naming september 24th 2021 as Wake County first responders day and encourages the community to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and active. He's adopted on the 8th day of September 2021 signed Matthew and Collaborate Chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners again on behalf of the entire county commission and the entire county. We are so thankful for what you all have done. You're incredibly great. Thank you. Mhm Yeah, good morning everyone, thank you for being here 40 years ago. We eat you myself here. I started my career as a journalist and I worked for a newspaper in new york. I was the police in crime reporter. My beat was 424547 in the Bronx as well as Michelle New York and this was like became hold on. I saw thanks 24 year old 25 year old ever. But this is the life that you all see every day. So from my heart, I'm thanking you for dealing with things that you deal with the things that you see. I know it affects your heart yourself but we would not be trust society if it wasn't followed. So thank you. And for all of those you love dolls. So I just want to take a moment to honor a dog that he lost for the police department. Yeah, our dogs in paris just like all of you now we have this proclamation read Yeah, where is each year? And I should have put my glasses on. Whereas each year, hundreds of Raleigh area residents and visitors require emergency medical care for traumatic injuries, placing heart attacks and other critical medical emergencies. And whereas emergency medical care personnel give selflessly themselves with the welfare of others. Whereas on those dedicated professionals with greater rolling chamber of commerce is having And we'll first responders appreciation breakfast on September 24 2021 at the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts and whereas nine agencies are being recognized at the breakfast, the city of Raleigh Police Department. This is the early Fire Department wake county emergency medical services. Wake county Sheriff's Office Raleigh went county emergency communications sector and nancy highway patrol. The north Carolina Department of Health and human services for the north Carolina Department of public Safety division of Emergency management and the state capitol police. Whereas a portion of the proceeds from this breakfast will benefit 200 club of Wake County, an organization of concerned citizens dedicated to providing immediate financial health for the spouses and Children of police officers, sheriff's deputies, firemen, E. M. S. Squad members in north Carolina, state Highway Patrol personnel serving in Wake County lose their lives and in the line of duty. And whereas we encourage the rolling community to serve this day to acknowledge the skills and devotion of all of you are first responders and in the vital work that you do for our community now. Therefore, Dubai Marianne baldwin, Mayor Frawley I hereby proclaim September 24 in the city of Raleigh is first responders day. Thank you everyone for all You too. Thank you. Chair calabria and Mayor baldwin for those words, your dedication to our first responders have been amplified through leadership. Thank you for I would now like to introduce our keynote speaker for today's first responders appreciation breakfast. It's dr Jose Venegas, Chief medical officer for Wake County and Director. Medical Director for Wake County E. M. S. Dr cabanas has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. He is a board certified E. M. S. And emergency medicine, physician Leader with expertise and patient centered systems of care and population health. He is primarily responsible for providing vision direction, operation and medical oversight for an urban suburban E. M. S. System serving a population of three million or rather one million residents, please welcome to the stage Dr Jose for everybody. Thank you for introduction by the way. I hope it's not true million because now. Okay, well, good morning everybody. Thank you for being here. I'm going to use a Gabonese myself as a chief officer medical director for the we kind of VMS system. I really want to take a moment of time. The chamber for inviting me to join you all today and for recognizing the accomplishments other men and women in this room this morning. It is great to be here to see you all in person after many, many virtual events and meetings. Girls is about 18 months. My friends, if you look around you will see many different uniforms. We represent different counts agencies. Some of us here, five fires, many patrol our streets and interest rates. Others ensure we're ready in the event of life threatening weather situation coming our way and some provide emergency medical care. But one thing we all have in common. It is an unquestionable commitment to our community press responders will welcome me on every day every single day. It is an art to it is what we do for the past 2.5 that commitment has reached something levels. Thanks for the COVID-19 pandemic. It was and still is, it remains the most consequential public health emergency life. It has changed everything. Think back for a moment. Back to March of 2020 people left their offices and they set out the laptops like the kitchen tables at home. Our kids sign on the virtual classes away from their teachers and friends instead of Gary with colleagues. Afterwards. Some people joined here to assume having hours. I've missed those. But I think somebody has to. Many people were unable to visit a lot at the hospital or other nurses. A number of businesses unfortunately were forced to close their doors, made it hard to operate. It was like nothing we've ever experienced before. And still we're not yet on the other side for public safety professionals, regular work that you didn't stop because epidemic started fire departments, steel floods, fires, police car patrol officers still patrol the streets and and interstates responded to crimes brings the management personnel to prepare for potential weather events, conditions in our community and M. S. Still provided emergency medical care. But it's so With the additional concerns and risks for COVID-19 we have to wear personal protective equipment that initially wasn't very short supply. At the beginning of the pandemic. All of you here have worked for your anxieties and fears. Talk about your families and how current events are affecting them as well. What else have been touched by this pandemic on a personal level? Many of us have those friends, family holiday over 19. The physical hours have been long and the mental toll has been tough, but you push through if you continue to push through every day right now you like at the moment. Thank those of you in this room. We continue to give you all. We really know what we should help. I want to take more from us all. Mhm. Mhm Just mongers are truly the safety head of the community in addition to your daily duties providing care for dose and needs situations, we were able to rapidly get bad and pivot to playing other roles to ensure the health safety for residents. The pandemic has sidelined my department of wake County M. S employees were assigned to perform duties that we never imagined. Many roles in the operations center in downtown Raleigh were established at the beginning of the pandemic every day. Staff from all we kind of the parts together. Made up shifts workstations. Imagine Alaska from the covid 19. Response For example paramedics greater than nine. Remember Walters were assigned to the Eagles seem to supervise the team of 50 contact. These applications work seven days a week call or text. People were in close contact with patients who had COVID-19. They navigated commanders challenges, trying to connect with people, some who were not happy by getting a phone call with a text from somebody in the county. It was hard, it could be training but even our reward managed process and ensure teams will be mad. We'll never listen photos with the mission at hand. in late 2029 while I was to testing Contact tracing treating, shift our focus to the COVID-19 vaccine employees in wake up VMS and all of the apartments join public health to operate for the first two clinics distribute the vaccine to those who need it the most. At first as you remember, the number of those receiver is limited, right? But the vaccine became more readily available. We knew it was time to ramp up our efforts and getting toward residents as fast as possible. So far two already offering wake county collaborative hospital partners, public safety agencies To launch a 3rd mass vaccination site at PNC Arena. It was a massive, massive undertaking. Body firefighters were conservation law to keep an eye on people just after they have received vaccination. The National Guard was there can help people from long talk. Rollie believes traffic flowing throughout the site. I really don't have the time to listen everybody who played a critical role. But I want to highlight two members of the account. AmS will help me Intensive director Mike Bachmann, what 15 this morning service. The operation supervisor. We have oversight of the entire entire planet. Uh, sorry Mcmillan or this administration price. We're seeing the team that helped raised thousands of people who came to the site and the daily basis every morning. My very, so many other dedicated people raising tens of PNC long before this is on the rise. They were Keep running some difficult conditions. Hole 80 hot eggs. This drive from clinic operated from february to may administering more than 87,000 life saving shots. It was an amazing effort and one that would be possible without the work of people like mike Larry and all of our amazing public safety and hospital partners, many of whom are true today. I wish I could tell the story of every single person 19% month. But I think we'll be here until 22 breakfast. I don't want to I want those who don't know how much we appreciate all. Even though sometimes our job you mean like a thankless job. My friends, we continue to see an unlimited number of covid cases in our community and our hospitals are strained. But the number of patients are showing department every day I wake on the M. S. As you all know we are experiencing record numbers of calls for help that we have never seen before. People are tired. They're doing the best we can. But our system is trust. How can the community help and any vaccinated is critical but I think the best possible way illness, hospitalizations, bars. We don't just offer fast free clinics, multiple locations and make it really easy together protection. You mean please share this information continue to communicate with your friends, family, colleagues and argument community back that my friends, colleagues. I want to thank the chamber for having me here this morning for showing our first responders back into the desert. I personally want to thank each one of you for all that you do day in and day out. Keep our community safe and healthy. I get off and ask the question when we were back to normal. Really? I'm not sure. But thanks to the commitment, dedication and selfless service and first responders, we get a little closer today. Okay, we'll get through this together. Thank you. Thank you for all you do. Mhm. Mhm Thank you. Dr kevin is, and I've got to say in those testing sites are extremely efficient and fast. I think they're better than to place right through. So very impressed with the top nine. I know you know what I'm talking about. All right. It is now time to recognize our first responders for their dedication to their profession and our community to do so. We would like to welcome Kerr Putney with CP I security back to the stage to assist with the awards presentation to start. I'd like to recognize our outstanding service award sponsors at TNT north Carolina, the blood of the next city of Raleigh and Wakeman health and hospitals. Thank you for your support to recognize and express our gratitude to those who risk their lives every day to save others the estate in service orders given to members of each agency represented here today that has shown dedication bravery and leadership while performing their job. These award recipients were nominated by their peers. Let's begin with the wake County Sheriff's office. I invite sheriff figured to come join me with the presentation of this award. The Wake County Sheriff's Office is the primary law enforcement agency for the unincorporated areas of the county. In addition to protecting the citizens of Wake County Sheriff's office is responsible for managing to detention centres with a total bed capacity of 1568. The Sheriff's office believes the citizens of Wake County are not an interruption of their work, but the purpose of it. Sometimes our deputies are called to do so much more as you will learn from this story. Sergeant Ronald Waller was nominated because he was willing to step up and be a leader on the squad. On Wednesday june 2nd 2021. Sergeant Waller checked in with units attempting to carry out a writ of possession for personal property and formerly called Just risk. This is a court order to remove one or more people from a location On June two. The defendant named on the rip was refusing to leave the property following requirements and policies to the letter start to follow and other units made an attempt to enter the property with the key obtained from the Landlord. In order to remove the defendants. During that process, the defendant fired two rounds from AK 47 assault rifle through the front door. Both rounds struck sergeant taller in the legs. He was immobilized and couldn't defend himself by the grace of God. He was rescued by a miraculous collaborative effort of both The Wake County Sheriff's office and the Raleigh Police Department. Sergeant paul had received the best around the clock care from the medical staff and wake medical center in Raleigh. After more than a month in the hospital and numerous surgeries, he was released from the hospital just over a month later. He faces a long road to recovery. That's Arnold. Sergeant Ronald Waller is up for the task as the spirit a true warrior. Please welcome Sergeant Ronald Wallace. Yeah, yeah, Yeah. Mhm. Thank you because awards that. Okay. Yeah. Have a lot of awards up here you want to get and thanks sir. Okay. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Our work is far from the City of morality Police Department said will be presented by cheating Philip accident. Please join me in welcoming to the stage, we're less than that. Mhm. And you asked me to come up to receive the rewards. Please put your mask back up, sticking. Everybody thinks the city of Raleigh Police Department is internationally accredited by the commission and accreditation for law enforcement agencies. The teamwork these men and women employed daily as well as the respect and trust they have for one another has led to exceptional service within our community as you just heard on june 2nd 2021 Wake County Sheriff's personnel were serving an order of eviction when the president refused to cooperate and fired multiple rounds from an Ak 47 through the front door and barricaded himself inside the residence. That's when we can share all those several times. Sergeant walter remained face down near the front door of the apartment. Unable to an officer down call was replaced by wake County Sheriff's dispatch. You just heard Sergeant Ahlers heroic story after he was after he was shot. He remained face down near the front door of the apartment, completely vulnerable and unable to move when we can the sheriff's dispatch received the officer down the hall, they rushed to a to action north. They weren't these different Raleigh police officers were dispatched to the scene to come to Sergeant maulers rescue. As the officers arrived on the scene, they have to quickly immediately protecting him by moving in a patrol car between him and the suspect's residence. One of the responding officers officers seeing moved to the patrol car to offer cover for Sergeant Mueller. Officer racy officer says an officer Matthews as they created a line formation and new to rescue Sergeant Waller officers. We'd sing well that and singular provided additional tactical cover. Officer Volstead applied a tourniquet that sergeant dollars inter leg before using his patrol car to transport Sergeant Baller to an E. M. S. Unit that was staged nearby. The quick concerning tactical actions that these officers helped save Pollard's life after sergeant wallet was rescued, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. These officers are to be commended for their outstanding service and heroic actions. Please welcome to the stage Sergeant chris L. Wall Master officer. Freedom Master officer Christopher, a weed. Senior officer, Anthony C. Prez. Senior officer Phillip Matthews, Senior officer Rodney L. Racy. 1st class officer Heather, able first class officer Stephen. He loves that after like pulsing. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. Mhm. Okay. Okay. Sure. Mhm. Okay. Now let's recognize the Raleigh wake emergency communications center. Please join me in welcoming operations manager and lawyer to the stage. Mhm. Today there are only wait emergency communications center will honor or incredible dispatchers with an outstanding service award. Our first award. We're going to Jacqueline Robinson on february 21st at 6 36 PM A 911 caller experienced a traumatic incident while driving on I 40. The woman's husband was unresponsive and barely reading this province and coaches wide to put hazard lights on and pull over to a safe area. The man's wife was understandably frantic and couldn't provide their exact location. Mrs Robinson continued to reassure and began coaching her on Cpr in spite of her panic state provinces to continue to all approach and steady encouragement enabled her to start chest compressions, simply saying in your hands with life upon arrival. The emergency medical team continued cpr and revive the caller's husband after the event. The woman called to thank this promise in helping to save her husband. Please join me in recognizing. Mr. Jackie Robinson. Mhm. Mhm. Okay. Our second one of those two years to Davis. Well here it is worth of the Raleigh pd radio console, the overhead an officer involved in a pursuit. Now this was unusual because the officers radio has seven to switch to a channel that was not a primary radio channel and not routinely monitored by dispatcher. The officer was alone on the radio channel when Miss Davis overheard the transmissions and alerted the officers, fellow patrol students to the situation and the location tele communicators or dispatchers are trained to actively listen to radio phone and conversations in the room simultaneously. Because a person team here ability to actively listen and coordination with backup unit, she was instrumental in protecting not only to save the the officer involved in a foot person, but also the people who are on the greenway during the pursuit, thankfully the suspect was apprehended without injury and the officer was able to conclude his shift on this day. Pearson was the angel behind the headset that heard an officer in trouble and probably responded. Please join me in recognizing Mr Kirsten David. Mhm. Okay. Mhm. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. However, they're going to work. Welcome to on a daily Supervisor. Daily received a 911 hang up call and upon calling the number back to discover the collar and shot his roommate, panicked, dial 911 and then hung up and in an effort not to alert the collar. Another murder suspect that law enforcement had been notified supervisor daily used calling techniques by holding friendly conversations, reassuring him that she was going to get help and by keeping him on the line. It is updated location and physical description surprise her daily coordinated along your response to the caller who admitted that he fled from the home because he was scared. The caller mentioned he feared for his life because supervisor daily exercise, skilled communication tactics. He was able to keep the suspect online while updating the responders with additional information pertaining to the shooting weapons of witness and what occurred at that residence. During the time that Miss Dailey spoke to the suspect. She was actually in the midst of providing training to another telecommunication. It's our job supervisor daily demonstrated outstanding performance by establishing a report and sense of trust with the caller. Mhm. Because of that trust, supervisor daily was able to convince the suspect to exit his vehicle and surrendered to officers upon their arrival. The suspect was apprehended without incident and the responding officers were safe. Please join me in recognizing the soup do you want? Mm hmm. Mhm. Uh huh. A final word goes to Washington during a time when there were all the weight 91 weapon and I was assisting the city of Durham with 911 calls tell a communicator april Washington received a frantic 911 call from a woman who was stuck on a durable rooftop. This isn't a friend and for that of town lost her way become stranded on the roof of a friend's building with no elevator. After nearly 911 the collar was going more panicked by the minute the woman wasn't local and could only see a sign across the street from the rooftop. April put her train column techniques to work while using creative hall taking to locate the terrified collar. It is an island one, so April was unable to connect them to the woman right away. She kept the caller on the line. A lot of first responders to find her. April employed 911 technology reassurance and smart. Thank you to direct first responders to the woman, one's responders arrived to the area. April coordinated with the collar on a visual clue by having the responders shine the light on the building, having the color let her know when she saw the light. It will then have the collar through a pillow off the roof to alert the responders to her location. April provided exemplary service by demonstrating patients and quick thinking and coordinating information to and from the stranded woman because of april action safely rest. Please join me in recognizing april Washington. Mhm. Mhm. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. I want to run out of the market for an amazing emergency and all of this is where yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Many of the emergency communications center employees still a connection to our responders. They feel as though they are in fact one family and it is their responsibility to take care of the responders and get everyone home safe as they filled in these requests. All the agencies across the county heard what happened and wanted to help when it was all said and done their teamwork and dedication shine through. So thank you for all the work that you do. X. Will recognize Wake County E. M. S. Please welcome dR companions back to the stage to present the VMS awards. Wake County Emergency Medical Services prides itself on providing prompt, compassionate, clinically excellent care for the citizens of and visitors to Wake County 1976. During the friday evening rush hour commute on May 7 2021 in the westbound lanes I 5 43 more rows, a chain reaction motor vehicle accident snarled traffic, multiple VMS fire and law enforcement units were dispatched Because they were receiving so many calls, the 911 Centers quickly realized that many vehicles were involved. District chief avery brown was dispatched to the scene. So many calls could mean many patients, some potentially serious. So district Chief Brown used his leadership skills and training to set up a response for E. M. S. Expecting a mass casualty incident. This response included six ambulances from Wake County as well as usual aid from two surrounding counties for additional units. District Chief Brown was one of the first units on scene and helped coordinate units as they arrived, including the quick build out of a robust incident command structure. He ensured this triage process on the scene was done effectively and completely so all the patients were able to be evaluated quickly right there on the scene. Ultimately, there were 30 vehicles involved in this accident resulting in 19 patients requiring evaluation, including nine who were transported by M. S. to area hospitals. The vehicles were spread over a quarter mile of the interstate across three separate accidents, making accountability of patients and personnel an important part of district chief grounds responsibility. With sprawling scenes incident management becomes more complex. District Chief Brown lead with calm confidence both in person and over the radio. He broke the scene and to be geographical areas for proper span of control and supervision of responding personnel. Additionally, he assigned a patient destination coordinator to ensure proper communication with hospitals to keep our partners a prize of the developing situation. District Chief round ensure the citizens and visitors driving through Wake County involved in an unfortunate circumstance received prompt, compassionate and clinically excellent care. Please welcome district avery to stay. Yeah. Mhm. Okay. Okay. Mhm. Thank you. Mhm. Yeah, that's the north Carolina highway call. Welcome Colonel F. L. Johnson Union and the Lieutenant Colonel D. V. It's 1929. The highway patrol's primary mission is to reduce collisions and make the highways of North Carolina as safe as possible. The Highway Patrol responds to natural and man made disasters and insists all agencies within the state when needed. Wake County currently has 35 active troopers who control the roadways? The troopers concentrate on assisting stranded motors, arresting impaired drivers, investigating collisions and stopping speeders. North Carolina ranks second in the nation in the number of roadway miles covered, which is a little more than 78,000 highway miles. This is a tall task for the members of the highway control in Wake County, but they're able to get it done and have great working relations. The other way county agencies On july 23rd 2021 at approximately 104 year trooper Derek del Castillo Castillo responded to a chase in progress dispatched to Raleigh communications Trooper Del Castillo was advised that a blackboard suv was traveling westbound on I 40 at a high rate of speed and refusing to stop for law enforcement. Trooper Del Castillo was able to position himself with stop sticks and I 40 near the intersection of jones sausage road cooper Del Castillo observed the suspect vehicle traveling westbound on the far left lane trooper deployed, stops us when we the suspect vehicle unable to continue. The vehicle traveled a short distance before coming to rest. At which time the continue to write on foot is apprehended by law enforcement from multiple counts without further incident. Please welcome to the stage. Yeah, yeah, you can smile. Okay. Mhm. Next we will recognize the city of Raleigh, Please welcome chief and assistant chief of operations will smith to the stage. Mm Yeah. Do you think I'll help you use the service to our community tradition and provide of the cornerstones of the Fire department's progress. It is tradition is derived, dedicated nervous in addition to their vision, to anticipate and prepare while growing and impactful. Re Upholding these standards is their proudest sanction again and credited as a Class one fire department. Their values are generated on the premise that their work makes a difference in the quality of life in the city of Raleigh and greater metro area values are the essential and enduring. The tenants that guide personal actions on and off duty. The following summarizes the vehicle and floodwater incident that occurred on monday august 31st at 22 10 capital boulevard. Unfortunately this type of situation is becoming more and more frequent. As we see the infrastructure, our cities change our hearts state is becoming more water roof and with torrential downpour is becoming more frequent. Water has a little place to stay. The responding unit and the crew noticed two vehicles requiring the system was positioned at the old body Marie Chevrolet facility interest allowing them high ground away from the moving water. The crew successfully deployed a throw room to the first victim helping them to the non flooded portion of the parking lot. Unfortunately the volume and speed of the water did not allow for a rescuer to cross the rushing water safely. The second victim was outside of the vehicle, pushed up against the guardrail close to the entrance. They secured a line to a powerful for rescuers safety, but the terrified woman tried to move on her theory. Series of events that unfolded. She lost her footing and slip toward the opening. The lieutenant reached out and wrapped around the upper arm holding the safety line and raised by a sign next to the interests decide gateway and the water pushed both the woman and the rescuing officer towards the opening. The lieutenant managed to rather create this re hand while attempting to reach lieutenant and victim. The other two crew members were drawn water. The crews were able to keep the lieutenant in the victim from moving further downstream but cannot move them back towards a safe area. Additional personnel who are on higher ground at the scene immediately rushed into action. They stopped their activities, made contact, hold everyone to safety. So what are the takeaways after this tips for you? Prep your E. F. D. E. S. And water rescue equipment early in the day. The size of the F. D. For each member and fluid. With the pro still water and flowing water are not the same flowing water changes the dynamic of the situation tremendously invisible and non visible hazards will affect the occurrence in many ways. Not always the same as the water level changes these members perform their jobs with the same professionalism and integrity at every incident. Their performance on this day and the way they performed will always stand out and they are deserving recognition of a job well done. Please join me involving the following members. Fire department Lieutenant Jeff warren, firefighter, raven, Lieutenant Haith emerges, Firefighter hunter, Thompson. Lieutenant Sean Burns, Captain Phil morgan Lieutenant, Jimmy Lawrence and first class Myron Haider, Dylan. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Right, mm. Mhm. Can't really take Mhm. Young people speaking a little work. I think this is, Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. For our final Outstanding Service awards, the Raleigh chamber would like to honor former emergency management Director of mike spray very from his hard work and dedication over the years. An exceptional leadership this past year. As we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, please join me in welcoming director straight area. Okay? Yeah. Okay. Mhm. Thank you, my dear Exemplary leadership during your career and your services in north Carolina. Thank you. Yeah, thank you again to each agency and congratulations to all the first responders for your outstanding at heroic service. Let's give our award winners another round. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. A full list of today's award recipients will be posted at Raleigh chamber dot org slash first responders. Following this event. You can find them listed there. I'd now like, well I can label seven PNC arena to present the friends of first responders. Yeah, you're saying good morning, congratulations All the winners today, what we do and all of the community care Uh past. I want to tell you that I am wrong age for 24 years. Mhm. Okay. Each year we're taking all to recognize uh citizens and organizations, dedicated lives and supporting the work responds This year. We're pleased to have an honor presenting the award for for 21 81 award. Well, representatives of the following you on stage expression that I love florida. Yeah. All right, Capital Car Car, Capital City, thank you my personal and no reason and all right. Mhm. Thank you. Thank you At this point, I like kevin appointed Ceo I've been wanting one. Mhm First thank you for everyone's here this morning and all you need for us. Secondly, it's great to be part of a group right in a long time since we're gonna get together like this. Thank you linda. Also it is my great honor to present the coin on behalf of Hollywood hospital this morning. These points are given to you, carol treats promotions designed this year's commemorative coin and it is our pleasure to present the coin to each attendee, especially our first response. In addition to the coins distribute here in the chamber FBI security. Our event sponsors are pleased to distribute the coins to first responders who did not attend. First responders, Thank you for what you do every day. We want you to know that your efforts do not go unnoticed. We greatly appreciate all you need to help make our communities safer and happier to everyone. Please take this point with you as you leave today to remind yourself of the day prices are first responders And let me thank you guys personally for all those in the room who have actually want to work every day over the last 18 months, appreciate you all. Thanks. Thank you kevin. These points have become an honored tradition at this breakfast and you're fortunate to have need support. Please join me now and welcoming her parking at C. B. I. Security back to stage along with Adrian cole president and Ceo of the Raleigh change Paul Cobalt Trustee, The 200 Club of Wake County and we're guilty crusty Of Wake County. This is the presentation to the 200 club. Wake County change. Mhm lot manage not just coordinated between the master classes remarks. So this is my favorite event every year. The chamber does about 200 or more This year, but the opportunity to come together to honor all of you is a highlight of my year every year. And so before I make this presentation, 200 club. I would just like to again give all of you a round of applause from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for all you. Mhm. We are through to present this track to the 200 club of Wake County in the amount of $15,000. We're proud to share that since the chamber began hosting this event. We have donated more than $200,000. This amazing organization On behalf of the Raleigh chamber and our first responders, we thank the 200 club for serving our community. Thank you so very, very much. Yeah. Mhm. Okay. We're gonna need a really big projects. Have you with us. 200 club from the very beginning, shortly after Detective Paul Hill's murder. And it has been what a great passions. I have really enjoyed working because of the first responders in the work. This is wonderful Relationship we had with the chamber chamber has been with 200 clocks from the very beginning. We were able put together in any number of ways to fundraise to then find ways survival because every single day you go out and you risk your lives in order to help other people. There were operation and we want you to and when something happens, you or one of your team members were going to be there to help families and Children through a difficult time. You know, when they do over the years they have, we don't want to be there to help. Mm So once the end to the chamber coroners and sponsors, thank you for this. This money will be used productive ways and we are grateful for all that. Thank you so much. Okay. Mhm. Yeah. Okay, thank you all for your kind words and support, first responders, their families and friends. Now we'll have a video presentation from the 200 wait Serving those who risk their lives to serve 200 clubs in the Wake County was formed to provide an immediate financial support to the family of a first responder killed in the line of duty to react swiftly to alleviate bird during the trial. And this is the cloud grew a scholarship program is also involved surviving Children and thousands to support their education or training. Mhm. And through additional growth and in the spirit of their motto 200 club of Wake County's crowd. No, to further extend their generosity by supporting some very special first responders. Me last and an anger two brave members around the police department Makena unit at just two and three years old. They are the newest officers on team nox is a german shepherd and tango, a Belgian law, a patrol dog training through multiple tasks. Uh, there to test that reach every A. Is tracking criminals were missing people. The other thing, the main thing that we're called upon is for a Yeah, situation in which there is either hidden narcotics possible bomb threat in which wise will utilize it all to search for that order that the training, the police department but cannot always accompany the necessary equipment needed for what could be dangerous and potentially like. So we were able to purse to tackle this ballistic vests to protect to our tacos take us. So we spent 13 release uh, basic training class in which we're going to train the dog everything fertility to article search, attracting to protection work. And so what we utilize is we use an agility equipment in which you know, where they decline over something, crawl under something else jump over a large area. So we're trying to have the dogs learn the different tests for things that might have on the street. The dog ourselves are the first ones out there trying to find this person. So the best that the dogs are now wearing are an invaluable tool to keep them protect can storm customize investment dog perfectly. We signed all wanted is we wanted to try to give these dogs opportunity to have the same attention that our other first responders have a simple day for these 10 hours. Then they get to go home with the fam and be a regular dog. Another number family I have 200 miles away. It is such an honor for us to be able to support our first responders in this way in this particular case, especially our 1st 1st responders and the pay 19 of the rally police department. Mhm. To learn more visit 200 club account. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm Today and I like Dave Olson for the BMT return back to the stage to share a few words after we took care of the law enforcement dogs. Doctors later arrived in Raleigh and very on our executive director wanted to have a meeting with me to the she understood 200 club was we are legit organization will help and extend that discussions. She talked about getting vest this parliament uh with all rise protests and situations that they have to encounter On a daily basis, just like law enforcement officers. So uh we had a meeting amongst our group of 200 and decided we couldn't fund 10 that to start his program, which I know the city council will be here because he wants more money to buy more. So I'm just gonna do that selfish blood for you. Anyway, I'd like to achieve. You come up here, would like to give you one of your best and how much uh was purchased by the 200 clubs for the Rally Fire Department. I'm gonna make a selfish actually. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. Oh, Today's program and the support of the 200 club wouldn't be possible without our sponsors. I would like to take a moment again to thank all of our sponsors. So help to make these important recognition as possible this morning. Our sponsor onward. Our gift sponsors, healthcare fragmented company and holly hill hospital. Our community partners sponsors, civic federal credit union, local government, federal credit union rally neurosurgical clinic meeting in wake county government. Outstanding service award sponsors A T and T north Carolina. The blood connection city Raleigh and health and hospitals. Our goal sponsors fell for maybe construction will preach promotions, Cambridge. The rental holding Dominion Energy Duke, Energy for Citizens Bank I was properties in LS. He associates LTD more seeing site resources recovery, logistics, LLC and wake Technical Community College. Our silver sponsors building LLC Carolina hurricanes, pointer school, llB searching acquisition company and someone our vehicle display sponsors harbors towing and trump prepared by Owen Raleigh code electric king Cpr consult losing installs medical incorporated our sponsor water garden florist and last police. Thank you to our title sponsor CCTV Security. It has been an honor to be part of this event today as we begin this breakfast we'd be in a day of appreciation for all of our first responders in wake county and one final thing today. Our hearts are heavy with the Raleigh fire department As we acknowledge the loss of one of their Michael Jackson 20 we offer condolences to his family and his friends and his colleagues. As we conclude, I'd like to thank each of you again for putting eyes on the line every single day for all of us to stay safe. To leave. Please take one of the beautiful centerpieces on the tables back to your office or to your home. Also be sure to check out the many first responders vehicles in the room and along cabrera street. It's an incredible display As well as the mobile blood donations that are located across from the main entrance hall so please get out there and donate what you can. It's a critical lead right now. The mobile center will be available until 10:45 this morning. Most importantly, thank you to our many first responders. Say that to them on your way out and for the men and women who just realized every day. Thank you for making our state. We truly appreciate your service is not set enough. We appreciate everything that you do have a safe day. Thank you. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. A quick announcement really quick. Do you have your phone? Someone kind of left the phone on table 22. So you might say, yeah, I gotta get way. Yeah.