Calling her "a role model for young women and a true bright light of the Franklin Square community," Assemblyman Tom Alfano announced that Randi Consiglio of Franklin Square was named "Distinguished Woman of the 22nd Assembly District" and an "Honoree for the Nassau County Jr. League." Consiglio is a Franklin Square resident and is the daughter of Ronald and Mary Ellen Consiglio.
Assemblyman Tom Alfano presents Randi Consiglio with a Citation.
In honoring Consiglio today Alfano noted that her work not only touches those she serves, but a greater good as well. "People like Randi are true role models for our young people because they give of themselves so that we can live in safe communities," said Alfano adding, "her work and sacrifice in helping others is not only her job but a labor of love."
Police Officer Randi Consiglio joined the ranks of the New York City Police department in 1997 and currently serves in the 41st Precinct in the South Bronx. She joined the Franklin Square Munson Fire Department in the capacity of Emergency Medical Technician where she responds to medical emergencies. She is also employed at Saint John's Queens Hospital on the 911 ambulance.
On Sept. 11, Police Officer Consiglio, a first responder to the World Trade Center tragedy, administered lifesaving first aid to the critically injured Gary Johnson, who escaped the collapse of Tower One. Then, as fate would have it, Consiglio was reunited with Johnson as a result of a photograph in PEOPLE Magazine who captured her heroic actions.
Joe Hellman, chairman of the Franklin Square Munson Fire Department Board of Fire Commissioners, noted "Randi is a valued member of our EMS unit and does a terrific job. The honors that Randi has received from the League and Assemblyman Alfano are merited and we're proud as a department to have her continued service in the Franklin Square Community."
Consiglio was honored by the Nassau County Junior League at a special reception countywide for winners of the honor. Alfano presented her with his Citation Award for the "22nd Assembly District Woman of Distinction" at the Franklin Square Munson Fire Department. True to form, Consiglio requested that the award be dedicated in the memory of Thomas Hetzel of FDNY Ladder Company 13 and Keith Fairben paramedic, New York Presbyterian Hospital EMS.
"There are so many stories of special people just like Randi who were there when our nation was in distress and truly saved countless lives," Alfano said. "She is truly a deserving honoree for this very special award," Alfano concluded.