News and Updates

Real Time Action Update for 7/29/11

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011: This week, the dog days of summer were certainly apparent all across New York State with heat, humidity and large crowds being the norm.

The certification processes remains on track as the Public Employment Relations Board confirmed a session for August 19, during which it is anticipated that it will formally recognize the PBA of New York State as the ALES unit representative. The PBA leadership team continues to meet in person and via conference calls to continue planning how best to serve the interests of ALES members. While the last few months have been focused on many issues that are significant to each of us, the following brief reminds us of the tremendous work being done every day by each of you. * * * For nearly 15 years, the last Monday in July has brought a summer-time party to the shores of Lake George known as Log Bay Day. From its modest beginnings, it now has grown into an event that can have serious consequences for our Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Officers. During this year’s Log Bay Day, a 35 year-old man was found unresponsive and face down in the water and Forest Rangers, Environmental Conservation Officers and Lake George Park staff were flagged down and alerted to the emergency. Rangers Dave Kallen, Mark St. Claire and Scott van Laer responded to the scene and immediately began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was secured by Environmental Conservation Officer Matthew La Croix. While CPR continued and the AED deployed, additional members Sargent DeLappa and Environmental Conservation Officer Ciafa assisted with transport of the patient via boat to a waiting ambulance and Glens Falls Hospital. The patient was alert and responsive during transport to the hospital. Great job and a great team response. Thanks to all involved.