National Search & Rescue Association, Inc.
Awards, Recognition, Achievements
The Frank Bartlome Memorial Award
This award is given to the top first aid team in the first aid competition held at the National Search & Rescue convention each year.
Bear Lake County search & rescue members felt that they wanted something to honor Frank, who had served faithfully as a member and fought a valiant battle with cancer.
Frank Bartlome was an active member of Bear Lake County Sheriff's Search & Rescue, Idaho State Search & Rescue and the National Search & Rescue. He served as Bear Lakes First Aid and CPR trainer. He was employed by the Idaho Department of Transportation and did their training in First Aid and CPR. He also served as the First Aid Chairman for the National Search and Rescue. He really got a kick out of teasing the pistol chairman by telling him that as search & rescue people, we were to rescue and treat victims, not shoot them. Even with kidding, Frank enjoyed the pistol competition.
We often kidded him about having his girlfriend with him always. He had her in a box. Her name was Annie (RECESIE-ANNIE). We laughed at him when he came waltzing in with her. He was always full of fun and 100 percent first aid.
He joined the Bear Lake unit in the late 1960's and his call number was Bear Lake 802. He was one of the original members of Bear Lake County Ambulance Service and was known as Medic 52.
In Frank's Honor:
Medic 52 - Bear Lake 802 -
YOU HAVE GOT THE PAGE.
YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE CALL.
YOU HAVE RESPONDED WELL
AND SERVED WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
"MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU -
TILL WE MEET AGAIN"