The “ABCs of Safe Infant Sleep Campaign
Longtime Paramedic Battalion Chief Bart Buckendorf felt like he’d seen too many infant deaths due to unsafe sleep in his 911 career, so he decided to do something about it. Bart discovered the ABCs of Safe Sleep campaign, which says babies under age one should sleep Alone, on their Back, in a Crib. Ada County Paramedics affixed the messaging to 12 ambulances in its fleet and recorded a Public Service Announcement. Bart has since won three prestigious awards for the ABCs of Safe Sleep Campaign, to date: The Nicholas Rosecrans Award, The 2017 Pediatric Provider of the Year Award, and the Ada County Paramedics Pursuit of Excellence Award.