11 Nov Naval Support Activity Bahrain Fire and Emergency Services wins award
Naval Support Activity Bahrain Fire and Emergency Services has been awarded the Fire Department of the Year: Small Category in the US Department of Defence (DOD)’s 2020 DOD Fire and Emergency Services Awards.
Bahrain’s services scored an amazing 104 out of a possible 105 on the 8010 Shipboard Fire Drill. Following this, its Incident Command Post and Emergency Operations Center operations were named as best practices.
Additionally, the service was also praised for the development and implementation of the Local National Total Compensation Comparability Plan for foreign nations employees in Bahrain, which is estimated to save the Navy more than US$400,000 over the next three years.
The awards are designed to recognise the most outstanding fire departments who are achieving the very highest degree of excellence in fire protection management.
Paul Cramer, performing the duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition and Sustainment, said: “The DOD Fire and Emergency Services community is on duty 24 hours a day risking their lives to ensure the safety of military personnel, their families, and the public.”
“Their extraordinary efforts to promote excellence in emergency response, public outreach, training and education, compliance and enforcement, and program management are vital to DOD’s ability to successfully carry out its mission.”