I am proud to inform all the members of IBEW Local 29 that five of our own members were presented awards associated with the IBEW Lifesaving Award last night at our monthly Union meeting.
LIFE SAVING AWARD CRITERIA
For many years, our Brotherhood has been extremely proud of the many members who have performed the most noble of all services – the saving of a human life. Many of our members have prepared themselves for such an emergency by taking first-aid and safety training courses. The IBEW recognizes those that perform this honorable act with the IBEW Life Saving Award.
1. The IBEW Life Saving Award – Member. This award will be presented to any member who, by direct personal involvement, saves the life of a fellow human being. This also includes individuals that are working under an IBEW collective bargaining agreement and is in the process of becoming an IBEW member, such as an apprentice or probationary employee.
2. The IBEW Certificate of Recognition. This award will be presented to a member who did not meet the criteria for the Life Saving Award (hands on activity that resulted in the saving of a life) but deserves special recognition for their presence of mind, prompt action and genuine concern for a fellow human being.
3. The IBEW Life Saving Award - Non – Member. This award will be presented to recognize a non-IBEW member who, by direct personal involvement, saves the life of an IBEW member
Brothers Andrew Vraninin, Nehemiah Walker and Jason Stolarz received the IBEW life saving award for their courageous and heroic actions performed in rescuing fellow member Jake Ulizzi related to the April 11th incident involving an arch flash inside a manhole.
Brothers Richard Wolfe and Samuel Fredrick were awarded the IBEW Certificate of Recognition for their role and actions in safeguarding the scene and contacting emergency personnel to render aid to Jake.
These brave men have gone above and beyond to protect their fellow IBEW member. Their immediate action and quick response directly led to Jake Ulizzi’s life being saved. Furthermore, their actions and quick thinking have led to improved safety procedures that will affect multiple departments for years to come. Their heroic action speaks volumes of these member’s character. I am extremely proud to have worked with and represent these IBEW members. Thank you gentlemen for your heroic actions.
President/ Assistant Business Manager