VERO BEACH, Fla. (May 2, 2019) — Florida's Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross honored TentLogix employees William Fearn and Kimberly Fasnacht on Tuesday, April 23 at its annual Volunteer Recognition Event hosted at the Heritage Center in Vero Beach, Fla.
Fearn and Fasnacht were presented the Red Cross Certificate of Merit for utilizing their Red Cross CPR training skills to save their coworker’s life, Islande Tertilien.
On August 8, 2018, Tentlogix employee Islande Tertilien was found unconscious and not breathing in the warehouse by her father, who also works at Tentlogix. William Fearn, the Human Resources Director and his assistant Kimberly Fasnacht, both of whom are First Aid/CPR/AED trained, were called to assist Tertilien.
Fearn began chest compressions while Fasnacht called emergency services. After a third cycle of chest compressions, Tertilien regained consciousness. Fearn and Fasnacht monitored Tertilien until emergency services arrived.
Due to their heroic and lifesaving action, Fearn and Fasnacht, received the Red Cross Certificate of Merit, along with a Red Cross Lifesaving pin and medal. Red Cross volunteers, board members and staff where all in attendance at Chapter’s Recognition Event, including Tentlogix employee Islande Tertilien and her family.
The Certificate of Merit is the highest award given by the Red Cross to individuals who save or sustain a life using skills learned in a Red Cross Training Services course.
“We’re extremely proud to present a Certificate of Merit to William Fearn and Kimberly Fasnacht,” said Sarah Ruwe, executive director of the Coast to Heartland Chapter. “They stepped in to help someone in need and their actions exemplify the life-saving mission of the Red Cross.”
Red Cross training gives people the knowledge and skills to act in an emergency and save a life. A variety of online, blended (online and in-person skills session) and classroom courses are available at redcross.org/takeaclass.
If you or someone you know has used skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course to help save or sustain the life of another individual, visit LifesavingAwards.org to nominate, recognize, or be inspired.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook or Twitter at @SFLRedCross.