Brock Martin receives Federal Employee of the Year Award
March 07, 2021
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Forester Brock Martin accepted his Federal Employee of the Year Award from the Ketchikan Federal Executive Association, presented by Ketchikan Coast Guard Commander Arthur Dehnz; Shane Walker, Ketchikan Misty Fjords District Ranger; and Gilbert Varela, Ketchikan Port Director and Chief Supervisory Officer for the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection on March 1, 2021.
(From Left to right) Gilbert Varela, Ketchikan Port Director and Chief Supervisory Officer for the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection; Commander Arthur Dehnz, Commanding Officer for Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District Forester Brock Martin; and Ketchikan Misty Fjords District Ranger Shane Walker pose for a photo March 1, 2021 after presenting the award.
Photo by USDA Forest Service.
As a volunteer firefighter in 2020, Martin responded to over 140 calls for emergencies and accidents in Ketchikan, devoted over 80 hours for weekly drill nights to ensure that his skills remained sharp and assisted in training 30 junior members of the department. Because of his dedication, expertise, and leadership, Brock was promoted to Lieutenant within the department.
Martin also completed training as an Advanced EMT allowing the STVFD’s responding ambulance to operate at a higher level of care. This not only provides a direct benefit to the patients he responded to, but also helps in improving the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of the department. ISO ratings have a direct impact on the insurance rates that homeowners and business owners in the community have to pay. Because of Martin's efforts, the department has been able to maintain an ISO level 4 rating, a rating that is incredibly difficult for a volunteer based department to maintain.
Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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