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DoD Announces Winners of  the 2021 DoD Fire  and Emergency Services Awards

☷DoD Announces Winners of the 2021 DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards

U.S. Department of Defense
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   The Department of Defense announced the recipients of the 2021 DoD Fire and Emergency Services ( F&ES ) Awards for outstanding accomplishments of its fire departments , fire officers , and firefighters . DoD F&ES Working Group representatives from the Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , and Defense Logistics Agency selected nine winners from 39 nominations . “In 2021 , DoD Fire and Emergency Services personnel worked hard to ensure immediate response capability in support of local authorities and communities , ” said Paul D . Cramer , Performing th......e Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy , Installations , and Environment . “Their strong focus in an all - threat , all - hazard environment helped DoD prevent , mitigate , and recover from mission disruptions , directly protecting the U . S . homeland . ”Each year , three of DoD’s most outstanding fire departments receive recognition for achieving the highest degree of excellence in mission support and fire protection management . DoD’s best fire prevention program receives an award based on its depth and breadth , effectiveness , educational value , and thoroughness in direct support of the organization’s mission . One military firefighter and one civilian firefighter each receive an award for their superior job performance and outstanding contributions to a DoD F&ES organization . One military fire officer and one civilian fire officer each receive an award for their superior job performance , outstanding contributions , and leadership to a DoD F&ES organization . In addition , one fire service instructor receives an award for superior job performance and outstanding contributions to a DoD F&ES organization . Highlights of each winner’s 2021 achievements demonstrating their heroic commitment to ensure the safety of military personnel , their families , and the public and their dedication to safeguard DoD mission assurance are below:Fire Department of the Year , Small Category: Malmstrom Fire and Emergency Services , 341st Civil Engineer Squadron , Malmstrom Air Force Base , Montana - Directed 57 members to 309 emergencies totaling 4 , 600 response hours , shielding 7 , 000 personnel and covering 14 , 000 square miles . During the performance period , the department battled a 14 - hour blaze , the largest fire in community history , and avoided both citywide and regional hospital evacuations . The department was praised by the Governor of Montana for this achievement . Fire Department of the Year , Medium Category: Cannon Fire and Emergency Services , 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron , Cannon Air Force Base , New Mexico - Mitigated 564 incidents on two bases and across five districts , shielding 93 aircraft , 14 , 000 people , and $9 billion in assets . During New Mexico’s worst winter storm in 10 years , the department prioritized 21 emergencies , inspected 24 hangars , and identified and isolated a broken water main line , saving $230 million in assets for nine squadrons . The department also led an outreach program with in - house experts , educating the community across two states and 12 school districts and training 1 , 200 students at New Mexico’s largest youth fair . Fire Department of the Year , Large Category: Joint Base Elmendorf - Richardson Fire and Emergency Services , 673d Civil Engineer Squadron , Joint Base Elmendorf - Richardson , Alaska - Deployed 350 miles and responded to a 54 , 000 - acre fire with 10 firefighters across eight days , saving $30 million in assets . Led the response to a multi - victim drug overdose with flawless triage and rapid Narcan intervention . The department’s lead fire inspector was elected to the Alaska Association of Fire and Arson Investigators Board and is the first military member on the state’s governing panel . Fire Prevention Program of the Year: Kadena Fire and Emergency Services , 18th Civil Engineer Squadron , Kadena Air Base , Japan - Protected the Air Force’s largest combat wing; safeguarded 24 , 000 personnel at eight installations , four service branches , 1 , 200 facilities , 7 , 800 housing units , and $13 . 6 billion worth of infrastructure . The Fire Prevention Program also advanced 434 projects across four bases; led 36 site approvals , 181 dig permits , 119 plan reviews , and 46 alarm acceptance/suppression tests; and reinforced code compliance , driving $2 . 3 billion in new construction . Military Firefighter of the Year: Senior Airman Isaac P . Jancouskas , 316th Civil Engineer Squadron , Joint Base Andrews , Maryland - Leveraged 220 training hours on 90 fires , 53 medical responses , and 27 aircraft responses; was awarded five Commander’s coins for exemplary performance , five service recognition letters , and Warrior of the Week twice . He modernized seven response programs , inventoried 1 , 100 items , and prepared 162 items for new apparatus , extending the life of equipment used to support 231 Presidential missions . Civilian Firefighter of the Year: Mr . Jeffery M . German , Fort Benning Fire and Emergency Services , Georgia - Responded to a heat casualty soldier with 107 - degree core temperature , where he applied lavage techniques , packaged the patient for rapid emergency medical services transport , and was praised by the emergency room doctor . He also led the National Firefighter Cancer Reduction Initiative , deploying personal protective equipment ( PPE ) and clean bags and collecting contaminated PPE from seven stations . This effort exceeded the 2025 Army Safety Center’s strategy goals . Military Fire Officer of the Year: Senior Master Sergeant Ryan E . Boyd , 316th Civil Engineer Squadron , Joint Base Andrews , Maryland - Established an Emergency Medical Services Working Group , which united 85 responders and synchronized tactics to save 73 patients . He was also entrusted as Air Mobility Command’s Inspector General team lead , and identified and rectified 203 operational issues for the 6th Air Refueling Wing . Civilian Fire Officer of the Year: Mr . Tetsuya Kudeken , 18th Civil Engineer Squadron , Kadena Air Base , Japan - Was a liaison between Japan and the Air Force as the Battalion Chief for the Air Force’s third - largest fire department; translated trauma care across four agencies on a five - vehicle collision , saving 14 patients . He was also the Incident Safety Officer for a mass casualty exercise accounting for 25 responders and controlling a 300 - foot cordon for a simulated F - 15 crash . Fire Service Instructor of the Year: Captain John P . Fogg III , Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna , Pennsylvania - Executed a regional disaster preparedness exercise that tested the response capabilities of the region’s urban search - and - rescue assets over multiple operational periods , in addition to directing 12 DLA rescue personnel . He also coordinated the contract for an on - site trench rescue course , developed the materials list , directed support personnel , and added eight certified rescue technicians


04 May 2022 ( May 04 2022 )



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