FDNY creates Yadira Arroyo Medal for members who show valor

FDNY EMS Lt. Dwight Scott and EMTs Christopher Juanilla and Tiffany Robledo received the honor


By Leila Merrill

NEW YORK — FDNY’s Medal Day has a new honor for those who show valor – the Yadira Arroyo Medal.

The medal is named after the EMT who died in the line of duty in 2017.  

The first recipients of the medal are FDNY EMS Lt. Dwight Scott and EMTs Christopher Juanilla and Tiffany Robledo.

The group was cleaning their assigned ambulance on Dec. 29 and responded quickly when people reported that a man in a drugstore was attacking people, the Daily News reported. The providers disarmed the man who had been using a taser and a pair of scissors during the attack in the Bronx.

According to ABC 7, FDNY Medal Day ceremony honorees also include:

  • Firefighter Darren Harsch, who rescued a fellow firefighter in Queens;
  • Lt. Patrick Twomey and members of Ladder Company 41, who rescued six people from a fire in the Bronx;
  • and Paramedics SheWain George and Hugh Smith, who rescued two people trapped after a collapse in Brooklyn.

 

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