EMS Members Honored at Mount Sinai Queens Recognition Ceremony
(L to R) EMT Sandra Butler; Captain Jeanette Otero, Station 46; Paramedic Kenny Cheng; Captain Eric McNeice, Station 45; EMT Brian Morrissey; Capt. Joseph Lomino, Station 49; Chief Rosario Terranova, Division 4; Israel Miranda.
The FDNY’s Bureau of EMS helped celebrate Mount Sinai Hospital’s 15th anniversary in Queens this June, and took time to honor their own, as three members were named Persons of the Year.
Paramedic Kenny Cheng and EMTs Sandra Butler and Brian Morrissey received the award based on excellence in patient care, contributing to the good operation of their station, represent the Department in a positive light and going above and beyond the call of duty.
“These men and women are dedicated members of the FDNY; they are examples of what service is all about and we are glad to be able to recognize them,” Division 4 Chief Rosario Terranova said.
EMT Sandra Butler, Station 46, started her career with the FDNY in July 2004. She has been an active participant in making changes to improve working conditions, morale and appearance at Station 46, all while serving as a mentor to new employees. She also organizes numerous Department events, including the 2013 Elmhurst Hospital Toy Drive for critically ill children and a blood drive during the 2014 EMS Week celebration in May.
EMT Brian Morrissey, who started working for the Department in October 2012, continually conducts himself in a professional manner, projecting pride and compassion. He maintains morale amongst his co-workers at Station 49, and is well respected for his diligence and approachable demeanor. EMT Morrissey is dedicated to providing pre-hospital care to the Astoria community and maintains a great relationship with other emergency staff. In the future, he is inspired to grow within the Department and hopes to become a paramedic and instructor at the EMS Academy.
Paramedic Kenny Cheng began his career with the Bureau of EMS in 2008 as an EMT. He became a paramedic in 2009, and works out of Station 45 in Queens. Paramedic Cheng is known for his outstanding work and works as a mentor for new paramedics. He assists his officers and peers without hesitation, and his warm and professional demeanor, skill and passion, serve as an example to all those working alongside of him.