Fine job by the Finest

KUDOS!: Members of the New York Police Department Transit District 30, including Officers Charles Edwards and Damon Graham, at Appreciation Day held in their honor at Interfaith Medical Center.
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Three cheers to New York Police Department Transit District 30 Officers Charles Edwards and Damion Graham, as well as the Interfaith Emergency Medical Team at Interfaith Medical Center. New York’s Finest and first line medical treatment professionals were feted at a reception hosted by the hospital and the Municipal Credit Union for saving the life of a 1-year-old suffering a seizure.

Little Amir Nieves has these unsung heroes to thank for his life. The tot began suffering seizures on the C train platform, and “Thanks to the quick thinking and training of Officers Edwards and Graham, as well as the work of our Medical Center Emergency Department staff, a precious life was saved,” said LaRay Brown president and chief executive officer at the center and One Brooklyn Health. Adding, “Today, we honor and thank those selfless heroes who embody the values we all strive for as members of this community.”

“We’re very proud to thank and recognize Officers Edwards and Graham and the IMC Emergency Department staff, whose quick thinking and life-saving maneuvers saved Amir Nieves,” said Norman Kohn, acting president and chief executive officer of the credit union.

Helping to celebrate along with LaRay Brown and representatives of the credit union were District 30 Commanding Officer Capt. Darius White, Chief Gerald Dyckman, and representatives from Councilman Robert Cornegy’s (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright’s (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) offices.

Interfaith Medical Center 1545 Atlantic Ave, in Bedford-Stuyvesant; (718) 613–4000]

Gerritsen Beach

Bells a-clangin’

Many thanks to Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, (D-Marine Park) for her generous efforts in securing a whopping $250,000 for the purchase of a brand new ambulance–emergency response vehicle.

The giving pol presented the check to current Chief Daniel Cavanaugh and former Chief Doreen Garson amidst a room of volunteer firefighters and emergency responders at the Gerritsen Beach Fire Department’s annual dinner on Oct. 20.

“Emergency responders need to have the most up-to-date equipment and vehicles to be able to effectively respond to calamities and to be there with all of the proper tools at their disposal,” Chief Garson said, adding: “This new ambulance will help to save countless lives and protect people in our community near and far.”

Gerritsen Beach Fire Department [52 Seba Ave. in Gerritsen Beach; (718) 332–9292]

Borough Wide


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Junior’s Restaurant [386 Flatbush Avenue Extension in Downtown; (718) 852–5257]

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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