Boulder, CO, January 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Boulder Emergency Squad-B.E.S. announced today awards for 'Member of the Year' to Robby Scribner and 'Officer of the Year' to Operations Captain Sheaffer (Shea) O. Gilliam. Other recognition was awarded to past Chief Daniel J. Eamon and past Assistant Chief Kipp Euler for their recent four years of serving the rescue team in leadership roles.
Years of service awards were given to past five-time Chief Brian Dillman (45 years of service), past Assistant Chief Kipp Euler and rescuer Louis Krupp (both for 15 years of service), and rescuer David Shanahan (5 years of service). Captain Shea Gilliam and Rescuer Gretchen Rosolack were also recognized for their outstanding contributions to Boulder Emergency Squad on special projects accomplishment.
Member of the Year, Robby Scribner is a senior at University of Colorado-Boulder in Mechanical Engineering and has been a rescuer for 1.5 years. Shea Gilliam is a practicing EMT and also will be graduating from University of Colorado-Boulder with a degree in Psychology. In addition, Shea has been accepted to the CU medical school.
B.E.S provides emergency search and rescue services to Boulder County. This service relies on the dedication of volunteers who train, prepare, and respond to a wide variety of calls for help. In order for the volunteers to maintain skill levels, the training required is similar to and in some cases more stringent than paid career departments and follows the guidelines of the National Fire Protection Association-NFPA.
The members recognized this year have demonstrated a high level of skill proficiency and dedicated hundreds of volunteer hours to train and respond to rescues. The dozens of rescues included underwater dive and swift water rescues, crime scene assistance, auto accidents, animal rescues and weather related emergencies.
About Boulder Emergency Squad: B.E.S. is an all volunteer, 501c.3 technical rescue team serving the County of Boulder in Colorado. BES provides a number of special technical rescue services at no charge. Services include underwater dive rescue, swift water creek rescue, vehicle extrication, low-angle scree evacuations, wildland fire fighting, structural fire support, and is a trained staffing resources for the Boulder County Sheriff's Department. B.E.S. was incorporated in 1964.
Andrew M. Amalfitano, Public Information Officer
Boulder Emergency Squad