J1909

Commending Firefighter Kyle VerStraete upon the occasion of his designation as Firefighter of the Year by the Marbletown Fire Depart...

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J1909


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter Kyle VerStraete upon the
occasion of his designation as Firefighter of the Year by the Marbletown
Fire Department for his heroic action in saving a life, on April 20,
2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the caring concern and heroic acts of individuals in public
service who take prompt and appropriate action in emergency situations
in an effort to preserve the life of another; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Firefighter Kyle VerStraete upon the occasion of his designation as
Firefighter of the Year by the Marbletown Fire Department for his heroic
action in saving a life; he was honored at the Department's Annual
Banquet on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Finger Lakes Racino in Farm-
ington, New York; and
WHEREAS, A 2010 graduate of Newark High School, Kyle VerStraete is a
five-year member of the Marbletown Fire Department where he currently
holds the office of RIT Captain; he is also a member of Newark-Arcadia
EMS where he is a driver; and
WHEREAS, On the night of December 12, 2012, Kyle VerStraete entered
the home of a man suffering cardiac arrest; he quickly took over from a
family member performing CPR on the stricken man and, after determining
that the patient had no pulse and was not breathing, began chest
compressions; and
WHEREAS, After five chest compressions, Kyle VerStraete noticed move-
ment in the patient's throat, whereupon he checked the patient's pulse,
determined that he did indeed have a pulse but still was not breathing,
and performed rescue breathing for the patient, continuing to work on
him after the Newark-Arcadia EMS arrived, and following the ambulance to
the hospital; and
WHEREAS, The patient ultimately made a full recovery; he was home in
time to meet his new granddaughter and enjoy Christmas with his family;
and
WHEREAS, At the age of 20, Kyle VerStraete has already established a
record of excellence; in 2009 he was recipient of the Volunteer of the
Year Award by the Fire Department and, in 2010, he received the distin-
guished rank of Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his fiance, Annalise Yager, and
his daughter, Addison VerStraete, both of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Kyle VerStraete has truly distinguished himself as one of New
York's finest; when an act of such heroism is brought to our official
attention, the same should be memorialized for the edification and
emulation of all; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Kyle VerStraete upon the occasion of his designation
as Firefighter of the Year by the Marbletown Fire Department for his
heroic action in saving a life; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Kyle VerStraete.

actions

  • 16 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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