Groundhog Club, Jefferson Co. EMS honored for largest CPR lesson

Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle, along with Jefferson County EMS, received an award that recognized them for being the largest group to learn CPR on Groundhog Day this past year.

Pictured (front, from left) are: John Weidow, executive director of EMMCO East Regional EMS Council; Luke Crossley, Jefferson County EMS paramedic; Bill Deeley, Groundhog Club Inner Circle president; John Griffiths, Phil’s co-handler with Punxsutawney Phil; Martin Raniowski, MA, deputy secretary for Health Planning and Assessment, Pa. Department of Health; Richard L. Gibbons, director of the Pa. Department of Health; Dustin Harvey, EMT, Jefferson County EMS; Andrew Crossley, paramedic, Jefferson County EMS; (back) Tom Uberti, Big Windmaker; Bob “Oral” Roberts, His Protector; Keith Shields, Head Hailmaker; Dave Gigliotti, Thunder Conductor; and Butch Philiber, Ice Man, all of the Groundhog Club Inner Circle; and Sonya Barnett, EMT, Jefferson County EMS.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.