Congratulations to Fanwood PD Sgt. Marc Gottlick, recipient of First Responder of the Year award at this year's Statewide EMS Conference in Atlantic City. Here's an excerpt from the nomination essay submitted by the Fanwood Rescue Squad:
Sgt Marc Gottlick is a role model for his colleagues and community, by demonstrating professionalism, respect, and a knowledgeable management of medical 911 calls. Two specific calls to highlight within this nomination year include a distressed child birth and successful administration of Narcan.
On October 23, 2014, Sgt. Marc Gottlick was called to a residence and observed the patient lying on the floor in active labor. Sgt. Gottlick immediately noticed the child's head crowning and subsequently noticed the umbilical court wrapped around the child's neck. He placed his fingers between the umbilical cord and the child's neck preventing the cord from strangling the child, gave a slight pull on the babies lower shoulder, and delivered the baby without further incident.
In August of this year, Sgt. Gottlick responded to reports of an unresponsive man. After confirming the cause to be a drug overdose, Marc administered Narcan, which had been recently added to the scope of practice for the Fanwood Police. Within minutes the 25-year-old man regained consciousness and was transported to the Overlook Hospital ER without further incident.
He has repeatedly demonstrated his First Aid skills, initiates and performs CPR when time is of the essence, and assists when or wherever possible to increase the chance of a best outcome.
Sgt. Marc Gottlick is a humble individual who treats others as he would like his family to be treated. He is respectful and professional at all times, holding a strong confidence to neutralize chaos.