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The Navy F&ES Awards Program was instituted in 1997 to recognize the most outstanding fire departments and personnel for achieving the highest degree of excellence in mission support and fire protection management.
“Everyone on our fire and emergency teams worldwide comes to work with an expectation of an emergency call,” said CNIC Director of Operations Mark Sinder. “Our firefighters and emergency response teams not only know the risk of the job, but willingly do so knowing that they keep our Navy communities safe from harm. I would like to congratulate this year’s winners and wish them good luck at the DOD level!”
This year’s F&ES award recipients are:
Category criteria was developed by the Department of Defense F&ES working group comprised of the chiefs of the service component’s respective F&ES programs. The above winners will represent the Navy and compete at the DOD level.
The following are Navy only awards:
Jeffery last reported for duty at SUBASE New London Station 23 on Dec. 25, 2003, when he experienced chest pain and was taken to a cardiac care unit. He passed away a few days later.
Known for his conversation closure, “See ya at the big one,” family and friends have memorialized Jeffery at the National Fallen Fighters Foundation wall in Emmitsburg, Maryland; Connecticut Fire Academy Memorial Wall; at the International Association of Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs; and the Training Room at SUBASE New London Fire Station 23.
“Our CNIC F&ES responders, inspectors and management staff are all dedicated to keeping our personnel safe,” said CNIC F&ES Director Carl B. Glover Jr. “Their devotion displayed daily exceeds exemplary standards. BZ (Bravo Zulu) to CNIC F&ES and all the award winners and nominees.”
Eighty-three nominations were submitted to compete within the 14 categories for this year’s Navy F&ES Awards.
Selections for fire departments and fire prevention program of the year awards were based on emergency response performance; department level recognition, accreditation and certifications; customer outreach and public education; training and education; innovation and initiatives in safety, health and quality of life; fire prevention inspections, engineering, code compliance and enforcement; community and public education programs; and innovativeness.
Selections for individual categories were based on accomplishments, job performance, technical competence, leadership ability, initiative, resourcefulness, program development, training development, performance as an instructor, trainer or speaker and professional credentials.
Commander, Navy Installations Command oversees 47,000 employees located across 70 Navy shore installations in 10 regions around the world and is charged with sustaining the fleet, enabling the fighter and supporting the family. For more news from CNIC, visit www.cnic.navy.mil or follow the command’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Coleen R. San Nicolas-Perez
Deputy Director, Public Affairs
Commander, Navy Installations Command
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