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 +===== SHAES Honors Members; Amanda Quinn is 2022 Firefighter of Year =====
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 +[[http://​www.shaes.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=public:​2022_annual_banquet|See Pictures from Annual Banquet]]
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 +Navigating thru the pandemic proved especially challenging for staff at South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES), especially during the fire safety programs ​ last fall.
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 +The effort of one particular staff member in successfully achieving this annual initiative put into focus the department’s commitment to community.
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 +Amanda Quinn (pictured left) has been named the 2022 SHAES Fire Fighter of the Year in a vote of members of the department. She was honored during the department’s annual banquet on April 30.
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 +Amazingly, Quinn had been a fulltime member of the department just over seven months when she assumed responsibility for the fire safety outreach. She led the staff in successfully executing a program that respected Covid protocols at the various schools and coordinated the annual community Fire Safety Fun Night that attracted more than 500 people.
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 +“Amanda is dedicated, compassionate and has a desire for learning,​” said SHAES executive director Brandon Hinz. “Her positive attitude has been so important with all the hurdles and obstacles public service had to overcome.
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 +Quinn joined SHAES as a fulltime firefighter/​paramedic in March, 2021. She had been a paid-on-call EMT since  2019. She is also a registered nurse specializing in emergency care through Bronson Health System. She holds the bachelor of science in nursing degree from Grand Valley State University. Her husband Phillip is a paid-on-call member with SHAES.
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 +“Amanda was actually an unofficial member of SHAES for quite some time, driving along with Phillip to incidents,​” observed Hinz.
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 +The department’s 2022 Leadership Award has been presented to Drexal “Rex” Haner. A fulltime assistant inspector, Haner was a paid-on-call member before entering the military. He is the department’s newest fulltime member. He also is responsible for the recruitment program.
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 +“Good leadership does not require a title” said. Hinz. “Rex’s positive attitude is welcome every day.”
 +The department honored members for years of service --  James A. Quinn and Owen Ridley, 30 years; James D. Quinn, 20 years; Roseanna Fox and Brian Horan, Jr., five years.
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 +A special recognition was given to JD Quinn and Dawn Hinz for their lifesaving actions when a patient went into full arrest while in a SHAES ambulance enroute to a Kalamazoo Hospital. The patient, Jeff Herrera, attended the banquet to express their appreciation.
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 +Members Ron Ridley, Cody Sedlak and Amanda Quinn were recognized for the successful delivery of a newborn.
 +“When that ‘run of the mill’ EMS or fire call turns into something more than it was originally dispatched, it is such a comfort to know that help is on the way,” said Hinz.
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 ===== SHAES 2021 Annual Report is Released ===== ===== SHAES 2021 Annual Report is Released =====
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