Town of Babylon Councilman Tom Donnelly recently presented Joseph N. Silva of Farmingdale with an official Town Proclamation in recognition of his achievement of becoming an Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Project, Joseph packaged and distributed kits containing important medical information to members of the community. Joseph chose this task as his Eagle Project after serving as a volunteer with a local fire department and having attended emergency calls. Councilman Donnelly, a New York City firefighter, praised Joseph at Troop 57’s Court of Honor ceremony for his initiative in putting together a project that could potentially save lives.
Joseph’s “Vial of Life kits” were sponsored by East Farmingdale Fire Department Station 1 and contain stickers and forms with information regarding the individual’s medical history, as well as other important documents that would provide Emergency Medical Service technicians with the information needed to treat the patient. These kits were distributed to local organizations, including the AARP, the Knights of Columbus and local VFW halls. 232 kits were distributed altogether.
Eagle Scout Joseph N. Silva (left) is pictured with Councilman Donnelly (right).