August 26, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 5 Ramsey Dave Brown and Mark Madsen recently received recognition from the Ramsey Borough Council and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for their life-saving work in a recent incident involving a utility company employee. On June 26, Orange and Rockland Electric Company linesmen were working on the electrical service in front of 132 Maple Street, home of Ramsey Ambulance Corps member Dave Brown. Brown was in his house when he heard screams. He ran to the window and witnessed the worker in the bucket, who was shaking violently and then collapsed inside the bucket. Brown realized the man was being electrocuted and immediately contacted the Ramsey Police Department via radio, requesting ambulance and paramedics. He quickly ran outside to assess the scene. Mark Madsen heard the call for help over the radio, and immediately responded to the scene to assist the patient. Madsen and Brown coached the platform operator, who he was experiencing emotional stress from the situation. Once the bucket had been lowered as far as possible, it was still elevated above the rescuers’ heads. Madsen, Brown, and Sergeant Kevin Cherven grabbed the harness and lifted the patient from the bucket to the ground. Once on the ground, Brown and Madsen performed a rapid trauma assessment and requested additional resources, including the aid of the Ramsey Fire Department, Ramsey Rescue Squad, and a Medivac helicopter. The patient had suffered life threatening injuries and burns. Madsen and Brown worked to stabilize, bandage, and prepare him for the arrival of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps and The Valley Hospital paramedics. The patient was transported to the high school lawn to meet the Medivac helicopter so the patient could be flown to Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Brown is a member of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps and the Ramsey Rescue Squad. Madsen is a past captain/life Two first responders honored for life-saving work At left: David Brown and Mark Madsen display commendations that they received from the Ramsey Council and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. At right: The wife and infant son of the injured worker at the ceremony. member of the Ramsey Ambulance Corps and a member of the Ramsey Fire Department with many years of experience. The combination of experience, rapid response, and teamwork ultimately saved this worker’s life. The patient’s wife, baby son, and brother were on hand at the council session to thank Brown and Madsen in person. Fifteen contractors have responded to Ramsey’s call for bids for the renovation of the borough’s public library. Plans call for a contract award at this week’s council session, which is scheduled for Aug. 26. A listing of the contractors and their bids follows: AARK, $2,532,200; H&S Construction & Mechanical, $2,686,400; Niram, Inc., $2,710,700; GPC, $2,719,000; Riefolo Construction, $2,851,900; Verticon, $2,873,416; T.M. Brennan Contractors, $2,898,200; APS, $2,917,000; DiCarolis Associates, $2,990,615; Onekey, $3,020,715; Walter H. Poppe, $3,165,061; Catcord Construction, $3,296,300; Fourmen Construction, $3,411,334; Kario Construction, $3,563,204; and McCann Acoustics, $4,186,862. Fifteen bid on library renovation Funding for the renovations will be provided by a $4,250,000 bond ordinance. Renovations will be made to the building’s existing 14,000 square foot interior. No addition is planned, however, the library will be reconfigured for greater efficiency. Plans call for the replacement of all the windows and doors, and the heating and air conditioning system. Both library entrances will be reconfigured to meet at a central circulation desk, and a glass enclosed reading room will highlight the Wyckoff Avenue view. The program room will be updated, opening directly into the children’s area for easy access to events. 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