Executive Ed Mangano this week honored East Rockaway First Assistant Fire
Chief James Henshaw, who responded to a patient in full cardiac arrest and
applied a defibrillator. Thanks to Henshaw's heroic
actions, the patient made a full recovery.
Joining the county executive
and sponsoring the award ceremony was Richard Smythe, Vice President of
JetBlue, who generously provided a round trip airline ticket in
recognition of Fire Assistant Chief Henshaw’s
Also in attendance were Chief Fire Marshal Scott D. Tusa,
Fire Commissioner Rick Gardner, Nassau County Comptroller George
Maragos and members of the East Rockaway Fire Department.