Thursday, May 3, 2018

Jolly and Bradshaw Receive 2017 LBE Awards

Matt Jolly and Larry Bradshaw
(Photo credit: Rob Chaney, Missoulian)
Matt Jolly and Larry Bradshaw
USFS Fire Sciences Laboratory
Honored for Initiative and Innovation

Matt and Larry have been selected as two of the recipients for the 2017 Paul Gleason Lead by Example award. Four individuals from across the wildland fire service have been chosen to receive this national award.
The award was created by the NWCG Leadership Committee to remember Paul Gleason’s contributions to the wildland fire service. During a career spanning five decades, Paul was a dedicated student of fire, a teacher of fire, and a leader of firefighters. The intent of this award is to recognize individuals or groups who exhibit this same spirit and who exemplify the wildland fire leadership values and principles.

Matt and Larry are being recognized for their work transitioning the NFDRS indices into a valuable decision support tool. Their commitment to making things better for firefighters on the ground became a reality with an updated system that better reflects conditions on the ground, resulting in increased safety and the ability to manage risk.

Their willingness to devote time and effort to this project as a collateral duty exhibits strong leadership. These men saw a gap and filled the need. Wildland firefighters across the nation will be able to easily manage and interpret NFDRS outputs and make sound decisions.

Congratulations on a job well done!

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