Cincinnati Police & Fire honored with Extraordinary Meritorious Service (EMS) Awards

By Mark Shuller - Email

TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA (FOX19) - MedicAlert Foundation will honor Police Officer Richard Christoph and Fire Fighter Darrell Bullock today at Cincinnati City Hall with MedicAlert® Extraordinary Meritorious Service Awards.  These responders were responsible for caring for MedicAlert member, and Cincinnati resident, Scott Honn in an emergency that left him unable to speak.  The responders' recognition and response to Mr. Honn's MedicAlert ID enabled them to instantly access Mr. Honn's full medical history to provide faster and safer treatment.

The MedicAlert National Emergency Responder EMS award program recognizes Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement and Medical professionals who utilize MedicAlert's emergency medical information and identification service to aid MedicAlert members during emergency situations.

"Our police officers and firefighters are the best trained in the country.  And this is an excellent example of how that training benefits our residents every day.  I want to thank Officer Christoph and Firefighter Bullock for their outstanding service – this award is well deserved and I applaud you both today for your valiant work," Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory said.   "I want to thank the MedicAlert Foundation for recognizing the outstanding service of Cincinnati's Firefighters and Police Officers."

"I wish to convey my sincere appreciation, specifically for the actions of Officer Christopher and Fire Fighter Bullock and their crew members.   Yet, more importantly, I thank all of our Cincinnati Police and Firehouses for the heroic work they do day in and day out in keeping our families safe and healthy."  Mr. Honn expressed his gratitude to the MedicAlert Foundation, "Due to the training that MedicAlert Foundation provides to Police and EMS departments throughout the country, the response during my event helped the responders help me."

"On behalf of the MedicAlert Foundation, I am proud to be presenting this award as part of our national recognition program for first responders who demonstrate exemplary service. Every day in communities across the country police and firefighters are there for all of us in times of need. I am equally proud that every day the MedicAlert Foundation is helping them to protect all of us too" said Mary Dean, MedicAlert Foundation Board Chair.