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AIC Highlights Noteworthy People

Friday, May 18, 2018  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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Check out noteworthy things being done and honors received by people in Idaho cities around the state.

 

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. This solemn event honors police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This year, on May 15, the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, along with other community leaders, will assist with the unveiling of the K27 Forever Memorial. This memorial will, in part, honor the sacrifice of Sergeant Greg Moore who died in the line of duty on May 5, 2015. Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer and the Panhandle Parks Foundation have spent the last three years working with donors throughout the community to fund this special project. Architect Jon Mueller completed the design of the large water feature that is located in McEuen Park. Sergeant Moore's family will be honored guests at the ceremony. Mayor Steve Widmyer and Chief Lee White are featured speakers.

 

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is launching PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. Application users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in an emergency can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. The free PulsePoint app is available to Apple IOS and Android users. If the cardiac emergency is in a public place, the location-aware application will alert trained citizens who are nearby of the need for bystander CPR. This is done simultaneously with the dispatch of Fire Department crews. The application also directs citizen rescuers to the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED), after the 9-1-1 system has been activated. Professional responders, nurses and physicians who are off-duty and may be away from typical emergency communications, are notified by PulsePoint of cardiac arrests occurring near them, and also improves the flow of critical information needed during an emergency. “We believe PulsePoint will be a powerful tool in our efforts to increase survival rates in our community,” states Idaho Falls Fire Department EMS Division Chief Eric Day. “We would like to thank the volunteers with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary for donating $2,000 toward bringing this lifesaving technology to Idaho Falls.”

 

Among the 13 students graduating from the Moscow Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Moscow program on May 10 were City of Moscow Accounts Payable and Receivables Supervisor, Jennifer Meekhof, and Recreation Supervisor, Kellisa Owens.

 

Skyler Beebe has been appointed as the new Pocatello Regional Transit (PRT) Director by the Pocatello City Council.

 

Volunteers from Venture High School, local Master Gardeners and other community volunteers recently individually bagged tree seedlings that were presented to 4th graders in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and the Lakeland area. This is the 33rd year of the program and over 74,000 seedlings have been given out. Special thanks to John Schwandt of the Arbor Day Organization of North Idaho (ADONI), who has coordinated the seedling efforts since the start of the program.

 

Recently, Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury announced the promotion of Officer Shawn Applewhite to the rank of Sergeant.

 

If someone in your community has done something noteworthy or received an honor that you feel should be highlighted in the People section of the newsletter, send the information to GayDawn by e-mail or fax 344-8677.


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