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Firefighter of the Year

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- Hero! Rescued and treated 2 trapped victims at the scene of a major vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy 95
  -- Saved the life of a critically injured teenager and arranged for immediate transfer to Mercy Air helicopter
- Incredible innovator! Resolved BLM/USAF issues--installed comms system for fire alarm transmissions
  -- Enabled first-ever automatic fire alarms to be received from Point Bravo--reduced response time by 50%
- Coordinated the purchase and install of two new Land Mobile Radio (LMR) digital base stations and 36
  handheld & mobile LMR assets--maximized ISAFAF capabilities to mitigate full spectrum threat situations
- Restored a fading supply & acquisition program--balanced the books for 3 separate accounts totaling $190K
  -- Initiated accounts receivable makeover--meticulous in-house account audit corrected $33K of discrepancies
- Gifted technical ability--selected as Fire Communications Manager responsible for 6 operational systems
  -- Managed Automated Civil Engineer System-Fire Department database--maintained 100% ACC compliance
- Procured Incident Command (IC) mobile technology allowing interface of IC with Fire Alarm Control Center
  -- Installation in 2 vehicles allows instant communication of vital information for multiple types of emergencies
- Quarterbacked integration of Monaco Fire Alarm Systems receiver with facility pre-fire plan CAD software
  -- Eliminated hardcopy floor plans--vital information during structural fires is now automatically available
- Recognized LMR communications deficiency for emergency responses occurring on the Southern Ranges
  -- Obtained four LMR assets for fire department range use--cut 30 minutes from Southern Range response times
- Volunteered for additional duty as Fire Department Logistics Officer/Government Purchase Card (GPC) holder
  -- Frugally conducted procurement action on over $60K of critical emergency service equipment and services
- Completed study of flight manpower availability factors to determine ambulance personnel staffing adequacy
  -- Engineered procedural change resulting in shaving critical time off responses--extra 5 minutes saves lives!

- Nailed advanced DoD Fire Officer II course--scored 92% on end-of-course exam...highest in the department!
- Created innovative method for quickly deploying fire crews to upper level floors in multiple story buildings
  -- Increased effectiveness of deployed attack lines--1/2 the fire hose & 1/2 the weight equals 1/2 the energy
- Tremendous initiative! Coordinated/Gained approval for alternate fire emergency communications facility
  -- Finishing touch on a $500K communications package--ensures uninterrupted emergency communications
- Never gives up! Convinced a 70 yo patient to accept medical treatment/transport despite patient uncertainty
  -- Hospital diagnosis revealed a life threatening condition--compassionate effort resulted in a life saved
- Wrote new Standard Core Personnel Document (SCPD) for GS 2151 series Fire Communications Center
  Operator--SCPD met localized requirements/improved recruiting--frees fire fighters to execute their missions
- Certified as DoD/OSHA Hazardous Materials-Technician (HAZMAT) responder--8% capability increase

- Lauded by ##th MXS for development of munitions storage tracking template--adopted as "best ever seen!"
- Commended by ACC/CEXF--suggested way to make single system do mass notification/fire alarm notification
- Developed command post (CP) reporting procedures--nagging problem fixed and CP elated with the results
- Community mentor! Volunteered as coach at Lied Middle School--a positive role model for 24 students
- Gets results! Tutored 70 students at Lied Middle School--increased 8th Grade Math scores by 30%
- Focused! Purchased reference materials necessary to conduct time critical hazardous materials and emergency
  medical technician (EMT) training for 15 personnel--doubled HAZMAT and EMT capabilities to 100% level
- Rendered aid at 10 separate emergency medical responses in support of mutual aid agreements with <NAME>
  County, Nevada--expertise and calm demeanor positively influenced community relations on every occasion
- Key player during the "Fire Prevention Week 2004" campaign--volunteered to present informational briefings
  and topical handouts covering fire safety & equipment to base personnel at places of public assembly
- 2004 ISAFAF children's Christmas party volunteer--delighted attendees with delivery of Santa by fire engine


  Overall a good package.  The first line is definitely an attention getter!   For the most part it, the bullets were measurable and showed significant impact.  Although there were a couple of numbering problems, and some of the  bullets were general or did not specifically state the impact (for a lame reader such as myself).

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