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Mesquite FF/Paramedic Receives Rotary Club Recognition

posted Sep 24, 2014, 2:57 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 5:09 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]
Mesquite Fire & Emergency Services is proud to nominate Firefighter Spencer Lewis as this year’s recipient of the Safety Officer of the Year.  Spencer’s dedication to his craft is evident as he was part of a department that responded to over 2000 medical calls last year.  During a response to a patient who experienced a cardiac arrest, his life-saving efforts led to a confirmed code save.  

Firefighter Paramedic Lewis has been instrumental in bringing the “Vial of Life” to Mesquite.  The “Vial of Life” is a program that helps Emergency Responders identify those who are need of special care upon arrival.  He has put in many volunteer hours to make this program a reality in Mesquite and to ensure the overall safety of its residents.  Spencer has secured donations and contributed many hours of research for this lifesaving program.  When he’s not excelling at his job, Spencer volunteers his time as Explorer Coordinator of the Mesquite Fire Explorer’s Program, which is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  The Fire Explorer Program teaches basic firefighting skills and procedures to Mesquite teens.  This program has been the start for many career firefighters who are still working today.  To date, he has volunteered over 200 hours to the program that instills a sense of community involvement to the youth of Mesquite. 

We are pleased in nominating Spencer for this award, who constantly displays an unwavering attitude towards safety and this quote is directly from him, “When it comes to promoting a safety first culture, your best bet is to get them while they’re young and impressionable.  The Fire Explorer Program allows me to instill that attitude on today’s youth.”