"We have all relied on the help of EMTs and paramedics in times of need,” noted BP Oddo. “This ceremony is a simple way of saying thank you for being there for us when life is on the line. I would like to personally thank the EMS community for being there when my family needed you.”
In addition to giving out awards, the BP’s Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee recognized Monsignor James Dorney posthumously for his contributions to the Staten Island EMS community. “There was no greater soul to walk on Staten Island,” BP Oddo said.