Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Olpin Recognized for Leadership

(Heath Cota presenting Shane Olpin with his award)
Congratulations to Shane Olpin for being one of four individuals selected for the 2012 Paul Gleason Lead by Example Award.

Shane Olpin
 Fire Management Officer, Bitterroot National Forest, USFS

Leadership Citation for Motivation and Vision 
Shane was recognized for contributing to the greater good of the wildland fire service through mentoring and engagement of upper management as well as his participation with numerous collateral duty projects supporting the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program (WFLDP). Oversight of the L-180 and L-280 courses as well as working to incorporate leadership principles and decision making into the Annual Fireline Safety Refresher has influenced thousands of firefighters and multiple agencies. His dedication to and support of the L-180 online project will open access to leadership development to many state and local agencies, giving all users a new way to experience human factors training. Additionally, Shane's participation with the L-180/280 Train-the-Trainer program has helped change the landscape of all-hazard response.

1 comment:

Bill Miller said...

Way to go Mr. Olpin! Thanks for all of the investment and commitment you share for the folks on the ground... and in pushing our organization ahead. Eyes Forward!