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File #: 21-0729    Version: 1 Name: Proclamation honoring City of Ann Arbor Water Plant employees
Type: Proclamation Status: Filed
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action: 4/19/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Proclamation honoring City of Ann Arbor Water Plant Employees
Title
Proclamation honoring City of Ann Arbor Water Plant Employees
Memorandum
PROCLAMATION
Honoring City of Ann Arbor Water Plant Employees:
Mike Culpepper, Pat Sturt, Adam Bolgos, Aaron Buza, Rikki Stropich, and Duane Weible

WHEREAS, On Friday, March 26th, 2021, Mark MacArthur, temporary shift supervisor at the City of Ann Arbor Water Plant, experienced a medical emergency; and

WHEREAS, Due to past CPR/Defibrillator training and refresher sessions, Mark recognized the classic symptoms of an impending heart attack. After experiencing a heavy feeling in his chest, left arm pain and cold sweats, he took an aspirin and notified a co-worker; and

WHEREAS, Mike Culpepper promptly called 911 and answered the operator's questions, Pat Sturt, loosened Mark's clothing to help with blood circulation while trying to keep MacArthur calm and relaxed, Adam Bolgos retrieved the defibrillator and stood by, ready to put it to use; and
WHEREAS, Aaron Buza applied compresses to Mark's forehead and confirmed the aspirin dosage to the EMT's, Rikki Stropich helped to calm Mark and then continued monitoring water processes while others assisted MacArthur. Duane Weible drove a truck to the delivery gate positioning it to prevent the gate from closing, while engaging the strobe light to mark the entrance for the ambulance and the fire truck; and
WHEREAS, Mark MacArthur wishes to commend the Ann Arbor Fire Department and the Huron Valley Ambulance crew for their professionalism; he extends his thanks to his coworkers whose names he could not recall while under duress; and
WHEREAS, The quick decision-making actions taken by this heroic group of individuals, along with their required CPR/Defibrillator training, provided the tools for his co-workers to saved Mr. MacArthur's life; and

WHEREAS, Their actions are not only a testament to the character of the Ann Arbor community, but also to the high quality of training and the dedication demonstrated by our Water Plant staff on a regu...

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