MOBILE, Ala. – On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at approximately 19:30 hours, Robertsdale Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision with multiple ejections at County Road 85 and US HWY 90. Fire Chief Nicholas Moore arrived on scene and to discover off-duty MFRD firefighter Zac Foerster providing patient care and directing civilians.
Firefighter Foerster had already triaged the 7 patients from the collision and instructed bystanders on how to assist victims at the scene. Firefighter Foerster, who began his career with MFRD in Spring 2018, was tending to the most critically-injured patients and continued to assist with patient care until an adequate number of emergency units arrived necessary to provide prehospital medical attention to the critical patients involved.
According to Chief Miller, “Zac's actions had a direct result on a positive outcome for some of the patients.” Firefighter Foerster’s actions were performed off-duty, with no responsibility to act.
With our deepest gratitude and sincere thanks, Fire Chief Mark Sealy and the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department proudly announce Firefighter Zac Foerster as the July 2019 Firefighter of the Month.