Team Member of the Month - September 2012
Lieutenant Barbara Quick, Technician II Keri Ackerman, Technician II Brian Burkart, Technician II Channing Furr, Technician II Bob Harrell, Lyndon Loh, Engineer IV, Vincent Fitzpatrick, Engineer II, Chi Yau, Engineer II, Greg Clarke, Construction Inspector, Steven Cochran, Construction Inspector, Terry Greenfield, Construction Inspector, Billy Spicer, Construction Inspector, Donna Beahm, ASA III, Melinda Bringham, ASA II and Kim Himmelberger, ASA II
They were selected as Fire and Rescue Department's Team Member of the Month for September 2012 for expediting all new building construction projects associated with the Potomac Town Center. The project added over 100 plan reviews and over 200 more fire inspections per month to the workload. This resulted in 309 inspections in July, 488 in August, and 511 in September.
The fire protection and inspection staff worked as a team understanding the importance of unity and having a common goal to make sure that the fire protection system was designed correctly and functioned properly for the safety of the public, firefighters and other first responders.
A majority of the inspections had to be scheduled manually through the administrative staff since they did not meet the prerequisites of the normal scheduling protocol creating an additional unexpected workload.
Their actions exemplify the County and Department's visions and values with their efforts being emblematic of the Department's values of unity, ultimate performance, and personalized delivery.