On February 2, 2016 IBEW 827 Steward and member Fred Sidoti was working at the Garden State Mall in Paramus New Jersey. While Fred was taking his lunch at the food court a frantic mother screamed her baby was choking many other onlookers seemed unsure of what to do, a mall supervisor called over the radio to alert security that the infant was not breathing. Fred sprang into action and began to administer CPR while the Paramus Police and Emergency personal were in route. As he continued with this lifesaving technique, food that was lodged in the baby’s throat came clear and the baby began to breathe again.
After the Police and the EMT’s arrived they treated the infant and transported the baby to the local hospital for further observation. Fred’s actions were believed to have saved the child’s life! Fred is a HERO and proud member of the IBEW.
For this, today he received the IBEW Life Saver Award.