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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 30 - June 5, 2003 Awards Continued from page 65 loween decorations and helped put up some Christmas decora- tions. "He took the time to stay with her at her house, and she didn't end up in the Emergency Depart- ment," said Temple. Horrocks was known for mak- ing each ease personal. "A couple of times he came in with a patient, and he had taken off his own coat and wrapped it around them. They'd come into the ED on a stretcher wearing Todd's coat," said Temple. "He was always go- hag the extra step, making it per- sonal." "He was so young," said Coop- er. "It was so tragic, and he is missed deeply by many." Other awards conferred Tara Cooper of Rehoboth, a nurse in the Beebe Medical Cen- ter El3, was honored as the EMS Nurse of the Year. She is known for remaining calm under pressure and for promoting a positive rela- tionship between hospital person- nel and emergency workers. Dr. Dean Dobbert of Bethany Beach and Dover, earned the EMS Physician of the Year Award. Dobbert is employed with Sussex Emergency Associates, which provides the emergency physician staff at Beebe's ED. Like Cooper, Dobbert is known to remain calm in stressful situa- Sussex EMS Director Glenn Luedtke, left, presents a Sus- sex EMS sweat shirt monogrammed with "Senator Carper" to Sen. 'Ibm Carper, who was a guest speaker at the awards dons, and paramedics value how he is quick to answer their ques- tions and interact with them. Don Weber of Rehoboth Beach not only won the EMS Field Ex- cellence Award but also earned the Shift Excellence Award. The Sussex County Volunteer Ambu- lance Association also honored Weber with its Paramedic of the Year. Paramedics value Weber's contributions as a problem solver and a leader as well as for his skills as an emergency health-care provider. Jay Myers of Laurel was hon- ored with the Administrative Field Excellence Award. Myers, a 10- year Sussex EMS veteran, is a su- pervisor responsible for various personnel matters. He also works within the organ- Pets help people detect Lyme disease Lyme disease, a debilitating dckbome infection, is silently expanding its reach across the country in 2003, and dogs are the first to feel the ef- fect. Undetected, dogs suffering from the disease are inadvertently bringing Lyme disease into neighborhoods, increasing human risk of contracting the dangerous infection. Recent trends indicate pet owners are now including canine Lyme disease testing as part of annual veterinary checkups for their own safe- ty as well as for their pets. This upswing in canine testing has revealed startling levels of Lyme infection in areas least expecting it: states bor- dering traditional Lyme disease regions in the Midwest and Northeast have seen a sharp upswing ha positive cases of Lyme disease in recent years. For more information on the spread of Lyme disease in the local area and the role pets are playing in detecting it, visit the website www.reporterville.com/lyme/national. ization to develop policies. Not only do his coworkers at EMS re- spect his work, but he is also high- ly valued by members of basic life support units and fire companies. Bob Mauch of Ocean Pines earned the Field Training Officer of the Year award. Mauch over- sees employees responsible for training those on their shifts and serves as a mentor to those train- ing new employees. He also serves as Sussex EMS's special events team leader. Catherine Derrickson of Mills- boro was honored with the Dis- patcher of the Year Award for her service at the 911 center. She is known by colleagues for her abili- ty to remain calm during stressful situations. Sussex County Coun- cil gave her special recognition in August 2002 for having taken the highest percentage of calls at the center. Dennis Dean of South Bowers Beach won the EMT of the Year Award for the Station 104 district, which serves the Cape Region communities of Lewes, Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach and An- gola. Dean, who is known by his peers as someone who often goes beyond the call of duty, works for the Lewes Fire Department. Doug Boocock of Georgetown earned EMT of the Year Award for the Station 106 district, which covers the Long Neck and Oak Orchard areas. His colleagues consider him adaptive and profes- sional. He serves as an EMT for Mid Sussex Rescue and as a tech- nical services assistant for Sussex EMS. Fred Haas of Selbyville earned the Paramedic of the Year Award. In addition to his quality patient care, Haas is also a training offi- cer for the hazardous materials (HazMat) team and for the Execu- tive Quality Committee. Haas al- so serves at the Selbyville Volun- teer Fire Company. Connie Argo of Ellendale earned the EMT of the Year Award for the Station 101 district, which includes Lincoln, Milford, Ellendale, Milton and Slaughter Beach. She serves in the Ellen- dale Volunteer Fire Department. Braces make faces! Sussex (302) 644-41 O0 Beverly "Buffy" Kemp is the Station 102 district EMT of the Year. Station 102 serves western Sussex, and Kemp works for the Seaford Volunteer Fire Depart- ment. Robert Eckman of Selbyville won EMT of the Year Award for the Station 105 area, which in- cludes southeastern Sussex. The third-time award recipient volun- teers at Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company. Sussex county EMS honorees for the Shift Excellence Award in- cluded Eric Huovinen, Ann Tait and Brendan Cluskey. The Sussex County Volunteer Ambulance Association also con- ferred awards at the dinner held at the CHEER Center in George- town. Ambulance Captain of the Year Awards went to Tait and John Ar- go. Alice Bruce and Ralph Brown- ing earned the Cliff Lee Awards, and Kenny Brode and Derrick Brode won the EMT of the Year Awards for their heroic lifesaving incident in Lewes. Lewes Fire Department Chief Gordon Davis won the Fire Chief of the Year Award, along with Jack Canon. After The Perfect Workout, Enjoy The Perfect Meal! PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE NOW OFFERING TANNING MASSAGE AVAILABLE 7 Days a Week Led by Dr. Patrick Swier, Johns Hopkins trained and Board Certified in today's most successful beauty technologies, the Swier Clinic specializes in the cosmetic and reconstructive procedures that enhance beauty and restore confidence. 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