WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the winners of the DoD Annual Fire and Emergency Services July 16.
Of the 10 categories, Navy Fire and Emergency Services took six awards, the Air Force earned two, and the Army and Defense Logistics Agency each took one.
Each year, DoD recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and honors fire departments and firefighters through the annual DoD Fire and Emergency Services awards Program.
"It is my pleasure to announce the recipients of the DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards for calendar year 2012. The Fire and Emergency Services community is on duty 24 hours a day, every day, sometimes putting their own lives on the line while protecting those who defend America. I congratulate their achievements," said John Conger, assistant deputy under secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment.
Navy Fire and Emergency programs were awarded:
Large Fire Department of the Year - Commander Navy Region Hawaii Regional Fire & Emergency Services
Medium Fire Department of the Year - Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Naval Station Rota, Spain
Fire Prevention Program of the Year - Regional Fire & Emergency Services Navy Region Northwest
Civilian Fire Officer of the Year - Mr. Christopher H. Hubmer, Commander Naval Forces Japan, Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan
Fire Service Instructor of the Year - Mr. Shane A. Rayfield, Commander Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily
Recognition for Heroism- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (ME) & Submarine Base New London (CT), Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services for actions related to response
to SSN 755 USS MIAMI fire on 23 May 2012.
"To have so many in our Navy Fire and Emergency Services team recognized is a great honor and testament to the professionalism and pride of all our Fire and Emergency personnel," said Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). "Every day, they're ready and willing to risk their lives for others, and I commend them for all their hard work and sacrifice."
Navy Fire and Emergency Services is one of many CNIC services. CNIC manages more than 100 products and services for the Fleet, Fighter and Family ranging from Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to port operations and much more.
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