Collier County Emergency Medical Services Department’s Phoenix Award recognizes emergency personnel who successfully resuscitated a cardiac arrest victim from clinical death.
These individuals were not breathing/ had no heartbeat, and were literally brought back to life by first responders. The award is named after the Phoenix, a mythological bird that rose from the ashes after its death.
In total, over 160 emergency response personnel were recognized at the recent Collier County Phoenix Awards Ceremony. The award covers a six-month period, during which first responders from Collier County resuscitated 31 patients.
Marco Island is proud of its brave and dedicated first responders who have been recognized with the Phoenix Award: Marco Island Fire Rescue Department Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Asbel Deputy Chief David Batiato Division Chief Tom Bogan Battalion Chief Chris Crossan Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Gordon Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Lund Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholas Macchiarolo Capt. Leo Rodriguez Firefighter/Paramedic Jesse Yarnell Marco Island Police Department Sgt. James Inlow Officer Lorenzo Smith
Congratulations and thank you to the Marco Island Fire Rescue and Police departments for your outstanding service to the community.