Mr. Barrows Recognized by FCPS!

March's FCPS Cares Region 2 Recipient

By Department of Human Resources
May 08, 2019

fcps cares photo of riley barrowsCongratulations to After-school Specialist Riley Barrows on being recognized as the March 2019 FCPS Cares Recipient of the Month for Region 2 by the Department of Human Resources. Congratulations, Mr. Barrows!

Below are the write-ups submitted by a colleague and a parent for the FCPS Cares.

Longfellow's After School Specialist, Riley Barrows saved the day! He truly went above and beyond the expectations of a staff member during school today. During lunch duty supervision, a student had a water bottle top stuck in her throat. After hearing that a student was choking. He rushed over to her and began to do the Heimlich maneuver. With the help of the school nurse, Robin Williams they were able to dislodge the bottle top and save her life! Riley is Longfellow's hero!

- Debbie Wright, Longfellow MS

Riley was called to hero action when our daughter choked on a bottle cap. At lunchtime, our daughter made the wise decision to play with a bottle cap in her mouth, when it made its way down her throat where it got stuck. Within 10 seconds, Riley reacted to the shouts of students and another teacher to escort her outside to complete the Heimlich maneuver. Truly scary. If not for the training and the confidence of this hero, I hate to think of what could have happened. PLEASE extend a total acknowledgment of our thanks and appreciation for this hero jumping without hesitation and saving our daughters LIFE! I came to the school to pick up a startled daughter and to personally thank Riley for his heroic efforts. I asked him to walk me through the step-by-step hero-time moves that he made. Amazing call to action. So thankful.

- a Longfellow MS parent