In the two-vehicle accident, a man, woman and infant, all in the same car, suffered injuries. Zaferakis was first on the scene. He and Stevens moved the male victim, the driver of the car, who had been ejected into the backseat, so that he could be removed from the vehicle by other rescue personnel.
After moving the man, Zaferakis discovered the infant unconscious and not breathing. According to the resolution read by Deputy Supervisor Robert Edick, he righted the infant's car seat and, while maintaining cervical spine stabilization with two fingers, brought the child's neck into a neutral position. The child then began breathing again and acting much more oriented to its surroundings.
All three victims were transported to area hospitals, where they recovered.
Zaferakis and Stevens were in the audience at the board meeting and were acknowledged by the board and the other residents in attendance for their efforts, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
I was extremely proud to read this, and I'm grateful for your dedication and service for this incident, Edick said.
[These are] members of this community and volunteer fire fighters, Supervisor Damian Ulatowski said, the only fire protection that this town relies on - it's all volunteers. And when we hear stories like this, it reminds us all of what a great asset it is to have people like these gentlemen in our community.
' 'The board will hold another public hearing on June 21 regarding a request for a special permit to operate a drive-through at Kinney Drugs in Bayberry. The drugstore had made a similar request in 2006, but Ulatowski said this is a different plan.
At the time, they were looking to construct a stand-alone storefront in the plaza with a drive-through, he said. Now they're going to move into the Metro Mattress store [an anchor at the end of the plaza] and put the drive-through on the side of that building.
That public hearing is set to take place at 7:53 p.m.