The Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center hosted Trauma Awareness Day on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. At a special event that day, trauma survivors shared their personal stories and were reunited with the first responders and medical teams that helped them during their emergency incidents.
The hospital and trauma survivors sincerely thanked firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department for providing critical, life-saving pre-hospital care. They were recognized for the following events:
- Personnel from Engine 182 and Squad 184 were appreciated for responding to a multi-vehicle collision that involved a young victim on the 10 Freeway on May 9, 2017. Team members included Fire Captain Adam Salas, Fire Fighter Specialist Ryan Corbett, Fire Fighter Specialist Kenneth Singleton, Fire Fighter Specialist Shannon Wunderlich and Fire Fighter Paramedic John Hirth.
- Fire Fighter Paramedics Richard Duplesse and Michael Noriega from Squad 61 were honored for responding to a multi-vehicle collision that involved a young victim on the 60 Freeway on January 14, 2018.
Since its designation as a Level 2 Adult Trauma Center in 2017, the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center continues to save lives with more than 4,700 trauma activations and evaluations.