June 2016 - Captain Mark Theisen
Captain Mark Theisen
The Novi Public Safety Administration would like to extend their appreciation and congratulations to Captain Mark Theisen on his nomination and selection as the Novi Public Safety Employee of the Month – June 2016. Captain Theisen was nominated by Firefighter Mark Pehrson and overwhelmingly selected by the Implementation Committee for his professionalism, compassion, quick thinking, and medical expertise.
On June 12, 2016, at approximately 0500 hours, Captain Theisen responded to a residence in the 43000 block of Castlewood Drive to provide basic life support to a female in labor. Upon arrival, Captain Theisen jumped into action realizing the birth of the baby was imminent with the head already crowning. Captain Theisen proceeded to render aid in the delivery and suctioned the nose and mouth of the baby with a bulb syringe. Eventually the newborn was placed on the mother’s chest and the umbilical cord was clamped with the father making the cut. Although mom did most of the work, Captain Theisen’s quick actions and calm demeanor allowed him to assist in one of the most exhilarating and joyful events-being able to contribute in bringing a new life into this world.
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