Bullard Save A Life Club
The Bullard Save-A-Life Club is a reward and recognition program for firefighters who save a civilian life or escape a life-threatening situation while using a Bullard Thermal Imager.
Fire departments inducted into the Bullard Save-A-Life Club are honored with a local award ceremony, at which rescuers receive distinctive military-style medals mounted in personalized shadow boxes, along with service ribbons, certificates and uniform patches that commemorate the life-saving event. Department leaders, local funding leaders and TI trainers receive personalized recognition gifts as well. Members of the local media are invited to cover the event.
If firefighters in your department have saved a life while using a Bullard TI, be sure to submit your story for proper recognition. Click here for a list of current members of the Bullard Save-A-Life Club.
The Bullard Save-A-Life Club provides local recognition for departments whose firefighters have saved a life while using a Bullard TI. Distinctive giveaways include military style medals, personalized certificates and uniform patches.
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Contact: Deborah Puracchio
Phone: 859-234-6616, ext. 105
Lake Zurich, IL - The firefighters of the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department are well trained on the use of thermal imaging cameras, and that training, coupled with their quick response saved a man's life.
Lake Zurich Lieutenant Richard Johnson and Firefighter Jason Henriksen responded to an apartment complex fire on December 21, 2011. The crew quickly identified a third floor apartment where the smoke detector alarm was sounding and the sprinklers were going off. The firefighters forced their way into the apartment and, using a Bullard® T3MAX Thermal Imager, began searching the residence. "The apartment was filled with dense smoke and visibility was close to zero," said Lake Zurich Fire Chief David Wheelock.
Firefighter Henriksen scanned the residence using the Bullard T3MAX and, within minutes, found the victim unconscious in the bathroom. "The quickness in which we found the victim was key to the rescue," said Chief Wheelock. "The victim was already unconscious and any more time in that environment would have been bad." According to Chief Wheelock, thermal imaging cameras are equipped on all of their engines. "A thermal imager is a necessary tool and our firefighters always carry an imager with them when responding to a structure fire," added Chief Wheelock.
Lieutenant Richard Johnson and Firefighter Jason Henriksen were inducted into the Bullard Save-A-Life Club on May 21, 2012 at the Lake Zurich Village Board meeting. The Save-A-Life Club honors firefighters who have saved a life while using a Bullard Thermal Imager. This is the second Save-A-Life honor for the Lake Zurich Fire Department. In 2008, Lieutenant Phil Cappitelli and Firefighters Scott Nemeth and Greg Brendle were honored for rescuing a woman who had wandered away from her home. They, too, used a Bullard T3MAX Thermal Imager to locate the woman who had collapsed in a marsh field.
More news featuring Bullard's Save-A-Life award presented to the firefighters of Lake Zurich: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120524/news/705249768/