DVIDS – News – ASA-Black Sea Hearth Division wins IMCOM-E Hearth Division of the Yr and Army Officer of the Yr, acknowledged by IMCOM leaders

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, ROMANIA (January 20, 2023) – The fireplace departments at Army Assist Exercise-Black Sea (ASA-Black Sea) stationed on Mihail Kogalniceanu (MK) Air Base in Romania and Novo Selo Coaching Space (NSTA) in Bulgaria had been just lately awarded the Set up Administration Command Europe (IMCOM-E) “Hearth Division of the Yr” award within the small class in addition to the “Army Hearth Officer of the Yr” for his or her exhausting work and dedication amongst garrisons in Europe.

The fireplace division at ASA-Black Sea is chargeable for offering fireplace safety and emergency companies to the bottom and its surrounding areas, together with inspections all through the set up to make sure fireplace prevention.

Given the distinctive scenario of the garrison having two installations in two totally different nations, in addition to a latest enhance in inhabitants at each installations, the fireplace division has needed to enhance its efforts in fireplace prevention and fireplace safety for not solely the garrison however its tenant models as effectively.

The efforts displayed by the fireplace division with the elevated calls for over the past yr had been solely one of many many causes they had been chosen for the awards.

Leaders of IMCOM and IMCOM-E Directorate of Emergency Providers (DES) took the chance throughout a go to to ASA-Black Sea to acknowledge the Troopers from the fireplace station.

“Hearth Division of the yr within the small class isn’t any small accomplishment, you’re all doing fantastic issues, and everybody sees it from the higher echelons down. So, thanks for what you do on daily basis.” Mentioned Col. Jonathan Doyle, Provost Marshal/Safety Director IMCOM.

The division is staffed by extremely skilled and skilled firefighters who’re outfitted to deal with a variety of emergencies, together with construction fires, automobile fires, hazardous supplies incidents, and extra.

“My staff didn’t know they had been up for an award; they work exhausting on daily basis, they usually do what they do as a result of they find it irresistible. Understanding they labored as exhausting as they didn’t for an award however as a result of they’re keen about their work says loads about them,” stated Cpt. Mark Gardner, Commander ASA-Black Sea Hearth Division.

Along with the division’s award, one in all its troopers was additionally acknowledged for his excellent work.

Employees Sgt. Michael Wells gained the “Hearth Inspector of the Yr” award. This award is given to people who display distinctive talent and efficiency within the discipline of fireplace inspection.

“We’re a 500 million greenback plus account yearly to handle; we’re 325 fireplace stations, 937 fireplace vans, and over 87,000 responses a yr. Whenever you consider the vastness of this system, the quantity of responses, and what we contact on each continent of the world, it places into perspective the accomplishment of Employees Sgt. Wells and his contribution to the general mission.” Mentioned Scott Delay, Senior Hearth Chief IMCOM.

The award acknowledges Wells’ excellent achievements within the European theater as a first-time fireplace inspector.

“Once we first deployed right here, we came upon there was no actual fireplace prevention particular person in place, so I assumed that position having by no means achieved it earlier than. As firefighters, we’re there for fireplace safety and fireplace suppression, however one thing we do that’s all the time missed is how we educate folks in fireplace prevention in order that we are able to mitigate threat,” stated Wells. “It feels superior; it’s fairly intense, Cpt. Gardner put us in for these awards, and it means loads that he thought I used to be doing a ok job to compete for it; it feels nice to be acknowledged for this.”

The award and the popularity of one in all its members is a testomony to the dedication and excellence of the fireplace division at ASA-Black Sea.

It’s a recognition of the exhausting work and dedication of the firefighters and employees who work tirelessly to maintain the bottom and its neighborhood secure.

The ASA-Black Sea neighborhood is lucky to have such a devoted {and professional} fireplace division at each MK Air Base and NSTA.

Date Taken: 01.20.2023
Date Posted: 01.22.2023 13:00
Story ID: 437055

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