Rachel Dinbokowitz - Gaylord National Resort
Mark E. Brady - Fire/EMS Department
(National Harbor, Md.) - J.W. Marriott, Jr., the Executive Chairman of the Board of Marriott International, honored two safety service personnel at Gaylord National Resort and Prince George’s County Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department for their quick actions and service in saving a guest’s life. An award ceremony took place at the hotel on Thursday, October 31 for resort employees and Prince George’s County Firefighter/Medics. “I am very proud to be here to personally recognize such courageous and selfless members of our community and hotel family,” said Mr. Marriott. The personnel had a rare opportunity to meet and talk with a heart attack victim that they had a role in saving his life.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Gaylord National Resort safety personnel and members of the Fire/EMS Department contributed to a chain of events that saved a mans life at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. A patron at the resort, Derrick Howard, suffered a massive heart attack. Gaylord safety crews arrived on the scene to find an unconscious male who was not breathing and had no pulse. Ghennet Miltenberger-Walker and Officer Jeremy Jones immediately started CPR. At the arrival of paramedics the victim was placed in their care. After a rapid assessment using an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) which revealed a serious cardiac rhythm disturbance. The AED was used to deliver a shock that caused the victims heart to resume beating. With his condition now stabilized, the patient was transported to a local hospital. The attending physician remarked that the “swift action” is what saved his life. Other medical personnel indicated that had it not been for the CPR administered by Ghennet Miltenberger-Walker and Officer Jones, this incident would have ended tragically.
Fire Chief Bashoor presented Emergency Services Awards to the Firefighter/Medics and Fire Chiefs Awards to Gaylord National Resort Safety personnel.
The following Fire/EMS Department personnel responded on the call and received an Emergency Services Award.
Michael J. Perritt, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant
Edward J. Haaxma, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician
Thomas R. Joachim, Fire Fighter/Medic
Christopher D. Klinepeter, Fire Fighter
Daniel J. Lundholm, Fire Fighter
Justin K. Maynard, Fire Fighter
Yassine M. Soumah, Fire Fighter
These images provided courtesy of the Gaylord National Resort
J.W. Marriott, Jr.,Ghennet Miltenberger-Walker and Fire Chief Marc Bashoor
J.W. Marriott, Jr., Jeremy Jones and Fire Chief Marc Bashoor
J.W. Marriott, Jr. with Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Personnel
The following images by Teresa Crisman, PGFD
|Fire/EMS personnel line up with Gaylord employees at Awards Ceremony in the atrium of the resort|
|Fire Chief Bashoor also presented awards to Gaylord Safety Service personnel that initiated CPR|
|J.W. Marriott, Jr. with Prince George’s County Fire Chief Bashoor and Fire/EMS Personnel|