Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Five Park Ridge FD paramedics were recognized recently by the fire department and the city’s elected officials for their efforts in saving the life of a former Rosemont elementary school teacher last spring.

“My wife was a very sick woman the morning of May 11,” Park Ridge resident Tony Saracco said during the Oct. 16 recognition at City Hall. 

Firefighter/paramedics Paul Harris, Jeff Laube, Geoffrey Mleko, and Greg Woodford, and Lt. John Ortlund, each received an Outstanding Job Performance commendation for the advanced life support they provided Saracco’s wife, Bonnie, before taking her to the hospital, said Fire Chief Jeff Sorensen.

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