ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. --Three members of Anniston Army Depot’s Directorate of Emergency Services, Fire and Emergency Services Division were honored by the Army Materiel Command for excellence in their profession.

Jeremy K. Brown
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Jeremy K. Brown received the Civilian Emergency Medical Services Provider of the Year honor for 2020.

As a trained firefighter and paramedic, Brown utilizes his knowledge to enhance patient care and implement strategies for fire suppression.

According to his justification, he is “essential in mitigating emergency and non-emergency incidents, all while demonstrating a great work ethic and continually providing great results.”

At ANAD, Brown promotes quality improvement by analyzing medication utilized on medical calls; improving and controlling the process associated with the emergency medication program.

He is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, International Trauma Life Support and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Brown also provides mandatory training to paramedics both on and off depot..

Nathan A. Harper is the Civilian Fire Inspector of the Year for 2020.

A Fire Protection Specialist at ANAD, Harper also supports his community as prior fire chief of the White Plains Fire Department.

In an effort to maintain safety at ANAD, Harper provides expert technical advice to engineers and other support personnel on all matters of fire protection and regulations pertaining to fire protection.

His justifications states he “actively inspected millions of square feet of building space, correcting deficiencies on the spot or initiating proper procedures to bring issues back into full compliance.”

Harper also received an award for lifesaving action from the Calhoun County Commission for applying emergency aid to a young child who was choking.

Harper maintains National Registry in Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedics, and maintains all fire fighting certifications.

Billy L. Nelson is the Department of the Army Dispatcher of the Year for 2020.

As a trained Emergency Vehicle Dispatcher, Nelson is capable of giving pre-arrival instructions and ensuring patient care is primary from the start.

He is diligent in testing primary and backup communication equipment and ensures quick and safe response to all incidents.

Nelson’s previous work as a military police officer enhances his skills and ability to communicate and work with the Directorate of Emergency Services.

He has achieved and maintained certifications in Telecommunicator I/II through the DoD Firefighter Certification System, and earned the Association of Public Safety Communication Emergency Medical Dispatch certification.