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Record #: R2016-185   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 3/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/16/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Paramedic Wendell Perkins-Smoot for life-saving actions
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. R2016-185.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
March 16,2016











TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO

Ladies and Gentlemen:
I transmit herewith a congratulatory resolution regarding the Chicago Fire Department. Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,



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presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL

^ffih.6¥BQS ' Near midnight on May 21, 2015, Paramedic Wendell Perkins-Smoot of the Chicago Fire Department, while off-duty, came upon a horrific accident on the Dan Ryan Expressway; and

WHEREAS, The victim in the accident had been thrown approximately 100 feet from his motorcycle and suffered injuries to his head, hip, and thigh; and

WHEREAS, Paramedic Perkins-Smoot immediately reacted, positioning his personal vehicle to block the victim from further injury from the high-speed traffic; and

WHEREAS, Ignoring the significant risk, Paramedic Perkins-Smoot put himself in harm's way by getting out of his vehicle and onto the expressway to render medical treatment; and

WHEREAS, Paramedic Perkins-Smoot immobilized the victim to prevent any further injury and to protect his head and spine, and also worked to control his profuse bleeding; and

WHEREAS, Engine Company 54 and Ambulance 24 soon arrived to care for the victim, and Paramedic Perkins-Smoot continued to assist in the man's care until he was on the way to the hospital; and

WHEREAS, Had it not been for the courage and quick action of Paramedic Perkins-Smoot, the victim would likely have suffered further grievous injury or death; and

WHEREAS, We applaud Paramedic Perkins-Smoot for his extraordinary display of professionalism and lifesaving intervention; and

WHEREAS, Paramedic Perkins-Smoot was a candidate at the time of this incident, having been a Chicago paramedic for only nine months, and since then has successfully completed his training. His courage, bravery and dedicat...

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