Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino honored two Town of Hempstead lifeguards for their life-saving efforts at a recent Town Board meeting. Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and Councilman Gary Hudes were also on hand to join in the ceremony.
“Our Town of Hempstead lifeguards are second to none and perform an enormous task of keeping our pools and beaches safe,” said Supervisor Santino.
The two lifeguards, Stephen Foran of Hempstead, and Kristie Ferrentino of Levittown, immediately jumped into life-saving action one evening at Echo Park Pool in West Hempstead. They resuscitated a person in distress and then stabilized the victim who was then transported to the hospital.
“I commend Stephen and Kristie for their heroic actions and am appreciative of all of our lifeguards who keep a careful watch,” added Councilwoman Goosby.
“I am extremely proud that Stephen and Kristie are part of the Hempstead Town workforce, and I am grateful for their life-saving efforts,” concluded Councilman Hudes.
Supervisor Santino presented Town of Hempstead Distinguished Service Awards, a distinction reserved for those involved in a life-saving effort, to both honoree’s as well as Town of Hempstead Citations.