Karen Haab, an advanced emergency medical technician with the Springs Fire Department who was named EMS Provider of the Year in the state, was honored again recently.
Legis. Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk, presented Haab with a proclamation calling her “one of the South Fork’s most dedicated volunteers.”
Each year since 2001, a firefighter or EMS volunteer from each of Suffolk’s 18 legislative districts is selected to recognize.
Schneiderman chose Second Lieutenant Haab, a member of the fire department for 12 years and is also a volunteer firefighter.
Haab helped save a 77-year-old man's life after he broke his neck in the surf and he stopped breathing at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett on Aug. 4, 2012.
"Karen is a woman truly worthy of the honor and admiration and gratitude of Suffolk County," Schneiderman said in a statement released this week.