Albert L. Rowell and Wallace Welton Horn have been named as the D.C. Emergency Medical Technicians of the Month for February.
The two were taking an ambulance in for service at the department's vehicle repair headquarters during the afternoon of Feb. 13, when they saw heavy smoke and flames at an apartment at 3412 21st St. SE. The men radioed into the fire department, then ran to the apartment building.
Horn climbed a maintenance ladder to the second story, and brought four children through a window. Rowell entered the building and found a woman, whom he led outside and treated for smoke inhalation.
The victims were treated at Greater Southeast Community Hospital and released. Ayuda Board Members Named
Minor Anderson, Monica Luisa Horner, Mario Moreno and Ronald Richardson have been named board members of Ayuda, an agency that provides legal services to impoverished residents of the area.
Anderson, the comptroller of Delmed Inc., a medical manufacturing company, worked for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, and served as director of the program in Costa Rica.
Horner is a systems analyst in the Center for Immigration Policy and Refugee Assistance of Georgetown University. She has worked for the Organization of American States, and as a researcher in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras on the plight of refugees for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Moreno formerly was executive director of Ayuda, and is now associate counsel for the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is the former city manager of Brownsville, Texas.
Richardson is the chief executive officer of Local 25 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union, and is vice president of the international union.
Ayuda was founded in 1971 as a community service of the law school of George Washington University. It aims to aid bilingual law students and volunteers, acquaint immigrants with the American legal system, and provide legal assistance to low-income residents of the Washington area. Torch Run Planning Under Way
Daniel Hartnett, deputy associate director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, will coordinate the District's Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics.
Attorney General Edwin Meese will initiate the 25-mile run from the steps of the Capitol on May 30, Hartnett said. The local Special Olympics program will arrange for sponsors to pledge money for the runners, who will represent the Metropolitan Police Department as well as the 25 federal agencies that employ law enforcement officers.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police will hold torch runs throughout the country for Special Olympics, a sports program for mentally retarded individuals. Locally, Gallaudet College in Northeast Washington will host 750 athletes competing in aquatics, gymnastics, volleyball, track and field, and softball on May 30-31.