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Posted on: September 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Citizen Heroism Award Given to Camp Counselor Shelby Obermeier and Camper Allesandro Medina


Every summer, the Village hosts a summer camp for over 100 children each week. During this important community program, the Village hires and trains a number of Camp counselors to assist in ensuring the oversight and safety of our campers. Some of the training that is provided to our counselors includes programming skills, conflict resolution and team-building activities as well as first aid, CPR and AED training.

Recently, we experienced an incident where a camper was choking on a piece of popcorn and a fellow camper and a counselor came to his rescue and saved his life.

As a result, the Mayor, the Village Council, the Village’s Parks and Recreation Director, Bill Golson and PBC Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Matthew Gaffney presented two “Citizen Heroism Awards” to Mr. Alessandro Medina and Ms. Shelby Obermeier for their acts of heroism during the first week of Summer Camp and helping to potentially save the life of fellow camper.

Pictured are Village of Palm Springs Mayor Bev Smith, Allesandro Medina and his parents Mario and Yesnabel Medina, Chief Matthew Gaffney form Palm Beach County Fire- Rescue, standing in for Shelby Obermeier is her mother Pam Cook, and Parks and Recreation Director Bill Golson.

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