By Anniston Army Depot Public AffairsJuly 12, 2018
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Three members of Anniston Army Depot's Fire and Emergency Services Division were honored by the Army Materiel Command for excellence in their profession.
TROY SEEGER received the Civilian Emergency Medical Services Provider of the Year for 2017.
A firefighter and paramedic for ANAD, Seeger is also a lieutenant for the Piedmont Rescue Squad.
According to his justification, he "demonstrates superior performance on and off the installation with data on new patient care techniques. His real-world experience amplifies the installations state of readiness by acquired knowledge."
At ANAD, Seeger sustains all medication for three Advanced Life Support transport ambulances through daily, monthly and as-needed inspections.
He serves as one of the installation's trainers within the fire department, ensuring his fellow firefighters and paramedics are fully trained in topics such as Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, International Trauma Life Support and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
TINA TRUSS is the Civilian Fire Dispatcher of the Year for 2017.
As a trained Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Truss is capable of giving pre-arrival instructions to bystanders prior to arrival of Fire and Emergency Services.
In 2017, she answered over 100 calls in addition to the numerous daily tests she performs to ensure the dispatch system is operating properly, including 911 phone line tests, radio tests and alarm tests.
Truss' previous work as a police officer enhances her skills and ability to collaborate between fire and security.
She has achieved and maintained certifications in Telecommunicator I/II and Hazardous Materials Awareness certification through the DoD Firefighter Certification System, and earned the Association of Public Safety Communication Emergency Medical Dispatch certification.
MICHAEL PAYNE was awarded the Civilian Fire Inspector of the Year for 2017.
As a member of ANAD's Fire Prevention Team, Payne inspects 4,274,701 square feet of building space per year on a monthly, semi-annual and annual basis.
He led the depot's training for 90 employees assigned as evacuation coordinators, instructing them on fire safety issues and procedures.
He is certified as a nationally registered emergency medical technician/paramedic and is fully qualified as a firefighter, enabling him to fill in or augment emergency responses when needed or assigned, including hazardous material responses and fire service calls.
Payne is certified as a Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Train-the-Trainer. As such, he has certified seven new CPR Instructors, allowing even more installation employees to be trained.