Dispatcher Is Honored

Alberto Barnett, chief communications operator of the D.C. Fire Department's 911 service, received an Outstanding Service Award from the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs at a luncheon last week sponsored by the D.C. Fire Department and the Commission on Latino Community Development.

On Nov. 4, Barnett, a 10-year member of the dispatcher force, talked a Spanish-speaking woman through the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation after her year-old son stopped breathing. The boy was revived by his mother, and after a hospital examination was released.

Health Official Wins Award

Vinna Freeman, director of the Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Safety Division of the D.C. Public Schools, received the Joan S. Benesch Award Tuesday from the Sex Education Coalition for her work in the field of sexuality education.

New Pediatrics Board Chief

Dr. John F. Griffith, executive vice president of Health Sciences for Georgetown University, was recently named chairman-elect of the American Board of Pediatrics for 1988. Griffith is currently secretary-treasurer of the board.

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