Tottenham youngster win's County's 9-1-1 2013 Youth Award
Posted April 10,
Colin Klutz, 7, from Tottenham, is among this year's receipients of the
7th Annual Simcoe County 9-1-1 Management Board
Communicator-of-the-Year, Public Safety Communications Team Award, and
Youth Award winners to be recognized at a ceremony on April 15th.
The 9-1-1 committee's awards "recognizes the exceptional work of the
unsung but essential call-takers, dispatchers, and supervisors in our
emergency response system."
Colin will be presented with the 2013 Youth Award.
"In March 2013, Colin called 9-1-1 on behalf of his mother, Claudette,
who was choking.
The young boy was very helpful in providing his address and details
about the incident to the dispatcher, while remaining calm and
following instructions," according to this morning's press release. "A
volunteer firefighter from New Tecumseth Fire
Rescue was the first on scene, followed shortly after by County of
Simcoe Paramedic Services, who provided further care and transported
Claudette to the hospital. Colin acted bravely, demonstrating maturity
beyond his years."
Other winners include:
Christine Schultz, representing the Ontario Provincial
Police Provincial Communications Centre in North Bay, is the recipient
of the 2013 Simcoe County Public Safety Communicator-of-the-Year Award.
The winners of the 2013 Simcoe County Public Safety
Communications Team Award demonstrated outstanding teamwork and
professionalism during a traumatic call for assistance involving an
active shooter. Though the incident ended with the loss of two lives,
the team of Tracey Lytle and Jennifer Hayes of the OPP Orillia
Provincial Communications Centre remained calm and worked together to
ensure a co-ordinated response throughout the stressful situation.
Four additional teams are being recognized in this category:
The team of Ambar Kottick and Ashley Gray of South Simcoe
Police worked together to assist in the identification and apprehension
of a robbery suspect following an incident in Stroud.
OPP North Bay Provincial Communications Centre team members
Melanie Yeates, Jean-Marc Bedard, Melanie Labreche, and Luc Gaudreault
for a call involving an accidental self-inflicted gunshot to an elderly
male in a remote location.
Barrie Police Service team members Mike Gould, Danielle
Ballagh, Leanne Boughner, Carolline Graham, Caron Smith, and Christine
Atkinson for their work averting a suicide with very limited
Mary Anne Cousineau, Amanda Wickham, and Carrie
Clark-Weatherup of Barrie Fire and Emergency Service for a call
involving an urban forest fire and potential hazardous materials
The awards ceremony will take place at the County's Administration
Centre in Midhurst beginning at 2 pm.