Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thomas Taylor Recognized

The NWCG Leadership Subcommittee recognized Thomas Taylor, District Fire Crew Squad Boss, Darrington Ranger District, Mt. Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service, as winner of the 2010 Paul Gleason Lead by Example Award for initiative and innovation.

Here is an excerpt from his award citation letter:

"Taylor has a track record of contributing to the greater good of the wildland fire service. He co-authored a presentation in the 2010 Annual Refresher Video, as well as developed a new reference covering the use and troubleshooting of Mark 3 pumps in the 2010 Incident Response Pocket Guide. Taylor endured two near-miss entrapment experiences, which triggered him to choose a path of duty, respect and integrity and apply his lessons learned to the wildland fire service. His new path included involvement in regional and national training efforts in some very unique venues, including annual refresher training and staff rides. He has influenced hundreds of coworkers and tens of thousands of firefighters with his national efforts."

Congratulations on your achievement, Thomas!

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