Job Corps employee honored for life-saving action
MEDINA – An employee of Iroquois Job Corps was recognized this week for saving the life of a fellow employee.
Rafael Rodriguez is an Independent Living adviser who, without hesitation, put his First Aid/CPR training to work by performing the Heimlich maneuver on another staff member who was choking on an object lodged in his throat.
His actions saved the fellow staff member’s life, said Dennis Essom, Center director, in a press release.
Rodriguez was presented with a certificate of recognition, a monetary award and a paid day off.
The award was presented by Brian Fox, ETR president/CEO; John Thomas, operations director; and Dennis Essom, Center director.