THE BENNETT AWARD
The Bennett Award is to give Recognition to Individuals that have stepped up and changed the course of the outcome. I have designed this album to give credit where credit is due.
In no way is this award designed to take away from any other members contribution.
There is no voting and all Nominees are chosen solely by me. Day after day Newsday seems to leave out the Heroic efforts that you put on the line day in and day out. This fueled me to start THE BENNETT AWARD. You don't win anything, but hopefully it will give you a moment of satisfaction knowing you made a difference.
I will not be posting just anyone in this album. If I post you, it's because you earned it!
Baldwin, New York
On Aug 2nd 2011 the Nassau County Police were reporting that a red auto was refusing to stop in Roosevelt, New York. The leading police unit was reporting that 2 males were in the auto and they were possibly carrying a weapon. The auto entered the Southern State Parkway and for the safety of the public the boss called the pursuit off. Minutes later the auto was seen in Baldwin driving recklessly and at high speeds. The driver of the speeding auto didn't seem to care about the innocent pedestrians, drivers and children playing in the streets of Baldwin. He crashed his auto at the corners of Grand Ave and Thomas and the two fled in the rear yards. A perimeter was put in place and the Helicopter was over head. This picture shows the Officers putting it on the line to protect the innocent from the Bad Guys. As usual no mention was made by any of the major newspapers. When I checked to see if these Officers were given any credit I couldn't help but wonder why a bullshit auto accident, a new sign that was dedicated to an old church or, how union workers reach a deal was more important than what these Police Officers did! This is why I am giving theseMen of Nassau's Finest the BENNETT AWARD!
Congratulations to these Officers and the Nassau County Police Department!
Hempstead, New York
On May 5th 2011 the Hempstead fire department responded to 100 Terrace Ave for a report of a fire. Fire Alarm Central was transmitting the job as a working apartment fire. When the Chief arrived it was confirmed as a working fire on the 3rd floor. Firefighting operations were underway and firefighters from the truck companyConnor Geraghty and, Matt Taylorentered the burning apartment and began searching room by room . Under very heavy smoke and fire conditions these two firefighters found a female on the floor inside the fire apartment. They pulled her out to the hallway and were met by firefighter Jeff Lufti. All 3 firefighters removed her to ground level. FirefighterConnor Geraghtybegan CPR until she was removed by a Nassau County Police Bus to the hospital. Without the efforts of these firefightersConnor Geraghty and, Matt Taylorthis woman would not have had a second chance at life. Newsday at least mention these firefighters names but did not mention these men putting it on the line to save this women's life. That is why I am giving these 2 firefightersConnor Geraghty and, Matt Taylor THE BENNETT AWARD.
Congratulations to these Men and the Hempstead Fire Department.
Freeport, New York
On Febuary 14th 2010 the Freeport fire department responded to 217 Lena Ave for a report of a house fire. Firecom was reporting that a female was trapped on the 2nd floor of the house. Under the direction of Chief Cardoso firefighting operations were underway and firefighters from the Truck Company Bill Walsh and, Andy Peraltaentered the house and began searches on the 2nd floor. Under very heavy smoke conditions these two firefighters found a female in her bed. They both pulled her to the window and onto the Ladder of Freeport's Truck 218. She was transfered to the bucket of 217 and lowered to the ground. Without the efforts of firefightersBill Walsh and, Andy Peraltathis woman would not have had a chance at life. That is why I am giving these 2 firefightersBill Walsh and, Peralta THE BENNETT AWARD.
Congratulations to these Men and the Freeport Fire Department.
Island Park, New York
On February 29th 2008 the Island Park Fire Department were called to a working house fire at 188 Suffolk Road. Before the 1st arriving apparatus was on scene Chief'sEdward Madden, James Ruzicka Jr and Ex-ChiefRobert Wellsfound a women banging on the window from the second floor of the fully involved house. With the combined effords of all 3 of these firefighters they used a ladder from the house next door and climb up to the women. They pulled her out the window and carried her down the ladder to safety. Without the actions of these 3 heros the elderly female would not be alive today. As usual, Newsday did not mention the actions ofMadden, Ruzicka and Wellsand that is why I am giving these 3 firefightersTHE BENNETT AWARD.
Congratulations to these Men and the Island Park Fire Department.
Long Beach, New York
On June 27th 2008 the Long Beach Fire Department responded to the boat ramp for a report of a child in the water. Early reports were that the child jumped in the water and never came up. When the Long Beach Chief arrived it was confirmed and a water rescue was ordered. Island Park Water Rescue, Freeport Water Rescue, East Rockaway Water Rescue and Wantagh Water Rescue, as well as LBPD Marine 1, NCPD Marine 5, TOH Bay Constable, US Coast Guard and NCPD Aviation and Atlantic Beach Rescue Water Rescue all were assigned. The child was just to deep and whenScott Braun (of the Freeport Dive Team) arrived he entered the water and found the child. Although the child did not make itScott Braun changed the outcome. You all have a job to do and everyone at the scene did their job right. By Scott recovering the child from the water it spared the Family from the possiblity of not having their child or finding their child weeks later. This is why I have chosen Scott Braunfor theTHE BENNETT AWARD.