Two current and one former San Juan County officers are taking to the Atlantic to row as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, aiming to raise awareness and funds for first responder mental health along the way. San Juan Regional Medical Center has received Gold Plus recognition from the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline for the fourth year in a row, and the City of Farmington wants you to take the outdoor recreation pledge. By Hannah Robertson This story is sponsored by Traegers Bar and SunRay Park and Casino
Three officers from San Juan County Sheriff Office will be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness and money for first responder mental health. San Juan Regional Medical Center has received its fourth Gold Plus recognition for improving outcomes for patients who have suffered heart attacks. And the city of Farmington wants you to take the Outdoor Recreation Pledge. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Traegers and Sunray Park and Casino. I'm Hailey Upsall. San Juan Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Achievement Award, the highest recognition awarded by the American Heart Association. The award recognizes the work San Juan Regional Medical Center has done to improve outcomes for patients who suffer severe heart attacks. The Mission Lifeline Program works to reduce barriers to promote treatment during a cardiac emergency, beginning from 911 through a hospital treatment and discharge. This year marks the fourth year San Juan Regional Medical Center has received the Gold Plus distinction, following four years of the Gold recognition. Learn more about San Juan Regional Medical Center at sanjuanregional.com. The city of Farmington wants you to take the Outdoor Recreation Pledge. The pledge, part of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative, aims to leave shared spaces better than you found them for the next guest. When you take the pledge, you promise to be well prepped and practice safety, be clean and leave no trace, be kind and respectful, be an ambassador of information and enthusiasm for outdoor spaces. Take the pledge and learn more online at farmingtonORII.org. Three of San Juan County's own plan to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean this winter to raise money and awareness for first responder mental health. Lieutenant Jared Slindy, Captain Mark Fetzer, and retired Sergeant Mike Hoag plan to row from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean beginning December 12th. They join 42 other teams across the ocean as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge 2022. The Rowing Challenge was funded by the community donations, enabling the trio team named Team Guardian to take on the challenge. Captain Fetzer and Lieutenant Slindy founded a non-profit called Guardian Initiatives to bring awareness, treatment, and resource sharing for first responders for mental health and suicide prevention. Download the app, YB Races to follow along with the race. Learn more about Guardian Initiatives by following them on social media at Guardian Initiatives or online at guardianinitiatives.org. That's it for this week's Local News Roundup. I'm Hailey Upsall.
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