Chief Of Police Commends Bob Quirk for Aiding Neighbor

Chief Michael Mathis said he is 'very lucky' to have Communications Officer Bob Quirk on his team.

Berkeley Heights Police Chief Michael Mathis offered his thoughts about Bob Quirk, the Berkeley Heights Police Dispatcher who performed the Heimlich Maneuver on his neighbor on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at his home in Hillsborough, NJ. 

Mathis wrote, "What could have ended so tragically, ended with a happy ending thanks to Bob utilizing his life saving training that he receives as a police communications officer.

Bob Quirk is an asset to the Berkeley Heights Police Department and I am very lucky to have him working for my department.

Bob is a highly experienced Communications Officer having served in this capacity for the past 22 ½ years. He also assists as the departments T.A.C. Officer and teaches the Basic 9-1-1 Operator Couse at the Union County Police Academy.

Bob Quirk is a very caring person who loves his job and is always willing to help others.

I will be contacting the Hillsborough Chief of Police to discuss the incident and see if Hillsborough will be honoring Bob Quirk for his actions in this incident.

This will be forwarded to Mayor Joseph Bruno, Town Council, Township Administrator, File."


Geraldine Hickey, RN CPR instructor. February 10, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Congratulations Bob! Everyone should know how to do CPR and perform the choking maneuver. At any time a family member, friend or work colleague could collapse beside you. You only have minutes to act. CPR training should not be done to just fulfill a job requirement. This is a great month to think about taking a class. It's American Heart month. What's nice about taking a class now is, it's easier than it was years ago. If you do hard and fast effective chest compressions you can save a life. Take time out of your busy schedule to learn these all important life-saving techniques. It may be the most valuable class you ever take. Geraldine Hickey, RN CPR instructor www.babyzoneandbeyond.com


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