Monday, April 30, 2012

Doty Recognized for Leadership

(Chris Wilcox presenting award to Tony Doty)
Congratulations to Tony Doty for being one of four individuals selected for the 2011 Paul Gleason Lead by Example Award.

Tony Doty
Preparedness and Response Division, Office of Emergency Management formerly of Alaska Fire Service, BLM

Leadership Citation for Motivation and Vision:
Tony’s contribution to wildland firefighter development through training and mentoring is commendable. Over the years, he has provided exemplary leadership as a mentor and training specialist to countless firefighters and incident management teams. As Chief of the Alaska Fire Service’s Branch of Fire Training, Tony ensured students had the necessary facilities and training needed to grow in their careers as firefighters, managers, and future leaders within and outside the wildland fire service. Of special recognition are his efforts to provide a field version of the S-420 course, hosting Alaska’s first L 480 course, and contributions to the Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Team. Tony’s leadership truly embodies the Paul Gleason Lead by Example Award.

Quotes from the Nomination:
  • "During his years as Fire Specialist Section Supervisor, he produced some of the best future leaders by offering them plenty of opportunities and challenging fire assignments that allowed them to grow and gain confidence in themselves."
  • "He is very good at finding each firefighter's strengths and building on them."
Other Projects and Accomplishments: 
  • Wildland firefighter since 1979: hotshot, engines, helitack, Fire Suppression Specialist, Fire Training Coordinator, Fire Operations duty Officer, Fire Specialist Chief, and Fire Training Chief.
  • Member of the Incident Management Organization Succession Planning Team.
  • Member of the Advanced Incident Management and Area Command Steering Committee from 2003 to 2011.
  • Participated in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), and the US Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) Program conducting ICS and disaster management training to build response capacity in various countries of Asia.
  • Member of the NWCG National Response Framework (NFR)/National Incident Management System (NIMS) Committee.
  • Member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) NIMS Incident Management Support Team (IMST).

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