Safety Source Ltd and AMKUS Rescue Systems would like to congratulate Team Z1X (Musquodoboit Harbour FD), winners of the Unlimited Pit. Their masterful use of stabilization, medical knowledge and use of AMKUS rescue tools also placed them 3rd overall and Best Rookie Team at the Atlantic Regional Vehicle Extrication Competition, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 21, 2010.
The Team is made up of (l-r) Bill Marr (Tool Operator), Dave Jensen (Tool Operator), Eugene Justason (Incident Commander), Kendra Baker (1st Medic), Christian Ruel (2nd Medic) and Steve Andrews (Tool Operator).
AMKUS Rescue Systems has been the Official Rescue System of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) for many years. ISC owns twelve racetracks including: California Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Daytona International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Michigan Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Watkins Glen International.
At the Daytona International Speedway Track Services Meeting held on Sunday, February 17, 2008, AMKUS was presented with an award “in appreciation to AMKUS for providing top Quality Rescue Equipment to the Daytona International Speedway Fire Department for 25 Years.” AMKUS is honored to receive this award. We consider it a privilege to work with the Daytona International Speedway Fire Department.
AMKUS Rescue Systems attended the NASCAR Summit Meeting in January 2008. During the meeting, AMKUS was presented with the “NASCAR Track Services Mission Award” for 2007. This award “recognizes an individual or organization that goes above and beyond their contractual or personal obligation in support of the Track Services Team’s mission”.
The Track Services Mission Statement is “Our team’s mission is to improve the safety of all, at every NASCAR event, through advanced continuing education, qualified training and support for all track services personnel”. AMKUS is proud to be the Rescue System Supplier of NASCAR and is honored to receive the NASCAR Track Services Mission award.
In November of 2007, AMKUS Inc. received the “Environmental Stewardship” award from Orion Energy Services related to the amount of energy conserved by replacing shop lighting.
The award says, “Orion Energy Services presents the Environmental Stewardship Award to AMKUS, Inc. who displaces 71,932 kWh annually.” The environmental impact over the lifetime of the new lighting fixtures is equal to: Planting 13 acres of trees; Removing 1,975 tons of airborne pollutants; Saving 119,003 gallons of gasoline.
Multiple Star Award Winners – Is there a member in your fire department that has received more than one AMKUS Star Award? If so, we are now able to offer that individual a gold star lapel pin that could easily be affixed to the AMKUS Star Award Patch that he or she has already received in the past.
If you or one of your members are being nominated for a multiple Star Award and are interested in receiving a gold star lapel pin in place of the current patch, then please indicate the words (gold star pin) next to that individuals name and we would be more than happy to accommodate you. Keep up the great work! – The Star Award Committee