Beth Sardone Recognized at Webster-Fairport BPO Elks Police-Fire-Ambulance Dinner
February 7, 2019
Beth Sardone, Community Outreach Coordinator for Perinton Ambulance, was recognized during the annual Webster-Fairport BPO Elks Police-Fire-Ambulance awards dinner at the Penfield Country Club. Beth’s award nomination reads:
“Beth has served as an Emergency Medical Technician with Perinton Ambulance since 2015. She joined our organization after retiring following a life-changing illness and her impact was felt immediately.
Beth’s outgoing personality and willingness to offer help with any projects showed early on. She often helped with semi-monthly blood pressure clinics at the Perinton Community Center. In the spring of 2018, Beth expressed a desire to expand the blood pressure clinics and was given the role of Community Outreach Coordinator. To say she ‘took the ball and ran with it’ is an understatement.
Beginning in June, Beth established relationships with many senior living facilities, churches, schools, and other organizations. She initiated ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminars with senior groups, which quickly grew in frequency and nature. Initial discussions introduced attendees to the role of the ambulance corps, but soon grew to include common health emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, and allergic reactions. She also included blood pressure clinics as part of these events to begin preventative monitoring of attendees.
She made sure to include the younger audiences in town too, providing tours of the ambulance to several day care centers. By explaining the role of the ambulance in emergencies, she helped establish a trust relationship with children, who often express abject fear when they or a family member experience a medical emergency.
All-in-all, Beth’s program resulted in 86 separate events taking place in 2018, which exceeded anyone’s imagination of the success of this position. We cannot thank her enough for her enthusiasm and leadership in developing this program.”