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Ballwin Staff to be Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts
Ballwin, MO—On Monday, February 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ballwin Board Room the City of Ballwin, in partnership with Metro West Fire Protection District, will formally recognize six Ballwin employees for their recent life-saving efforts.
On February 4, a patron at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, became unconscious in the hot tub. Headguard Melanie Oestreich quickly activated the facility’s Emergency Action Plan signaling to her teammates there was a medical emergency. Lifeguards Anthony Eberhardt, Ben Becker and Reid Lawson quickly took on other roles to assist Oestreich with the unconscious patron. Swim Instructor Isabella Duran also assisted in safely clearing the pool of other patrons and comforting a friend of the person involved. Aquatics Manager Liz Renaud promptly called 911 and communicated with Metro West EMS who arrived within minutes.
“We are extremely grateful for the professionalism shown by the staff at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, stated Deputy Chief Medical Officer Brad Shelton of the Metro West Fire Protection District. “Knowing and properly activating their emergency action plan had a profound impact on the life of a community member and we are honored to help celebrate this job well done.”
The six employees will be publicly recognized during the Ballwin Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, February 25 in the Ballwin Board Room located at in the Police Department at 300 Park Drive Ballwin, MO.