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Legislator Schneiderman Honors Hampton Bays Boy Scout Charlie Schneider

Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman met Hampton Bays Boy Scout Charlie Schneider, Jamboree Scout Leader Joanne Schafer and Troop 298 Scoutmaster Paul Casciotta.

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Riverhead, NY - October 29, 2013 - At the Suffolk County Legislature’s general meeting Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Riverhead County Center, Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) honored Hampton Bays Boy Scout Charlie Schneider with a proclamation for saving the life of a fellow scout during this year’s National Jamboree in West Virginia. On July 15th while attending the National Boy Scout Jamboree Charlie Schneider, a 16 year old aspiring paramedic with Troop 483, Hampton Bays, selflessly jumped into action. Charlie’s quick thinking, cool head and previous training in first aid, saved the life of a 14 year old scout from Shirley who began choking on a cupcake. Performing the Heimlich maneuver on the young boy, he dislodged the food ultimately saving his life. Saving lives runs in Charlie’s family. His father, Allen, is a 31 year member of the Hampton Bays Fire Department, and his sister, Julie, volunteers with the local ambulance company. Charlie is a junior member of the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance. 
“I hereby extend my congratulations and best wishes to Charlie Schneider. He is a young man truly worthy of the day’s honor, and the everlasting admiration and gratitude of Suffolk County,” Legislator Schneiderman.