2004 NAVY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS

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SUBJ/2004 NAVY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS//

REF/A/INST/OPNAVINST 11320.23F CH-2/29MAY2004//
REF/B/INST/DODI 6055.6/10OCT2000//
NARR/REF A ESTABLISHES THE NAVY SHORE ACTIVITIES FIRE PROTECTION AND
EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM, ASSIGNS CNI MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY,
AND ESTABLISHES THE NAVY AWARDS PROGRAM. REF B ESTABLISHES THE DOD
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAM, INCLUDING YEARLY AWARDS.//
POC/MR. CARL GLOVER/CIVILIAN/HQ CNI/LOC:WASHINGTON DC
/TEL:202-433-4775//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS//
RMKS/IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THAT I ANNOUNCE THE NOMINATION
PROCESS FOR THE CY2004 NAVY FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (F&ES)
AWARDS PROGRAM, AS ESTABLISHED BY REF A.  THE NAVY F&ES AWARDS
ANNUALLY RECOGNIZE THE MOST OUTSTANDING NAVY FIRE DEPARTMENT,
MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FIRE FIGHTER, MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FIRE
OFFICER, INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP FIRE FIGHTER ACTS OF HEROISM, AND NEW
THIS YEAR THE OUTSTANDING FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM.  THE CNI F&ES
PROGRAM MANAGER HAS OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS AWARDS PROGRAM.
ALL NAVY FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM.  THE NAVY AWARD CATEGORIES, ELIGIBILITY, AND
FORMAT ARE IDENTICAL TO THE DOD PROGRAM EXCEPT AS NOTED.  ONE NAVY
WINNER WILL BE SELECTED IN EACH CATEGORY LISTED BELOW AND WILL
BECOME THE NAVY NOMINEE TO COMPETE FOR THE DOD AWARDS (EXCEPT THE
FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM AWARD, WHICH IS A NAVY ONLY AWARD), AS
ESTABLISHED BY REF B.  ALL NAVY SHORE INSTALLATIONS, SHIPS AND
SQUADRONS ARE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS FOR THE NAVY AWARDS.
THE AWARDS RECOGNIZE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE PROCEEDING CALENDAR YEAR
(1 JANUARY THROUGH 31 DECEMBER 2004).  NOMINATION PACKAGES ARE DUE
TO THE POC NLT 01 APRIL 2005.
2.  THE NAVY FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD (TEAM AWARD):
A.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARD:  THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES THE MOST
OUTSTANDING FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF
EXCELLENCE IN MISSION SUPPORT AND FIRE PROTECTION MANAGEMENT.
B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD:  FIRE DEPARTMENTS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR
THEIR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN DIRECT SUPPORT
OF THE MISSION.  THE AWARD FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS AWARDED
REGARDLESS OF SIZE AND LOCATION.
C.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:  HEADINGS ARE LIMITED TO (1) CUSTOMER
SERVICE, (2) INNOVATIVENESS, (3) IMPLEMENTED QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPLES AND INITIATIVES, (4) QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES (WITHIN
OR OUTSIDE OF THE DEPARTMENT), AND (5) OTHER (ANYTHING THAT IS NOT
COVERED UNDER THE OTHER FOUR HEADINGS).
3.  THE NAVY MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(INDIVIDUAL AWARDS):
A.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS:  THESE AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL
SUPERIOR JOB PERFORMANCE AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIRE
SERVICE.
B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARDS:  ANY MEMBER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
(INCLUDING SHIPS) FROM FIRE FIGHTER TO FIRE OFFICER I (E-5 AND BELOW
FOR MILITARY), INCLUDING FIRE TRAINING, PREVENTION AND PUBLIC
EDUCATION EMPLOYEES, ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR THIS AWARD.  A
MILITARY AND A CIVILIAN FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR ARE SELECTED.
NOTE:  FOR NAVY MILITARY:  ANY SHORE/SHIP/SQUADRON PERSONNEL (E-5
AND BELOW) ENGAGED IN FIRE FIGHTING DUTIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS
AWARD.
C.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:  HEADINGS ARE LIMITED TO (1)
ACCOMPLISHMENTS, (2) JOB PERFORMANCE, (3) TECHNICAL COMPETENCE, (4)
LEADERSHIP ABILITY, (5) INITIATIVE, AND (6) RESOURCEFULNESS.
4.  THE NAVY MILITARY AND CIVILIAN FIRE OFFICER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
(INDIVIDUAL AWARDS):
A.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARDS:  THESE AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL
SUPERIOR JOB PERFORMANCE AND OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIRE
SERVICE.
B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARDS:  ANY MEMBER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
(INCLUDING SHIPS AND MAJOR COMMAND FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALISTS) DOD
CERTIFIED FROM THE FIRE OFFICER II THROUGH THE FIRE OFFICER IV
LEVELS (E-6 AND ABOVE FOR MILITARY), INCLUDING TRAINING OFFICERS,
FIRE PREVENTION, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE TO
COMPETE FOR THIS AWARD.  A MILITARY AND A CIVILIAN FIRE OFFICER OF
THE YEAR ARE SELECTED.  NOTE:  FOR NAVY MILITARY:  ANY
SHORE/SHIP/SQUADRON PERSONNEL (E-6 AND ABOVE) ENGAGED IN LEADERSHIP
OF FIRE FIGHTING DUTIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS AWARD.
C.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:  HEADINGS ARE LIMITED TO (1)
ACCOMPLISHMENTS, (2) JOB PERFORMANCE, (3) TECHNICAL COMPETENCE, (4)
LEADERSHIP ABILITY, (5) INITIATIVE, AND (6) RESOURCEFULNESS.
5.  FIRE FIGHTER HEROISM AWARD (INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM AWARD):
A.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARD:  THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES INDIVIDUAL ACTS OF
HEROISM ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.  MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL
MAY BE NOMINATED FOR THE HEROISM AWARD IF A GROUP WAS INVOLVED IN
THE SAME ACT OF HEROISM.
B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD:  ANY MEMBER(S) OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
(INCLUDING SHIPS AND SQUADRONS), FROM FIRE FIGHTER TO FIRE CHIEF,
INCLUDING TRAINING, FIRE PREVENTION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEES
ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR THIS AWARD.
C.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:  NOMINATE PERSONNEL FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENT
BASED ON THESE HEADINGS (1) ACT OF HEROISM (WHAT WAS THE ACT), (2)
RISK TO THE RESCUER (EXPLAIN), (3) APPROACH, METHOD, OR TECHNIQUE
USED (EXPLAIN), (4) OUTCOME OF THE ACT, AND (5) OTHER (ANYTHING NOT
COVERED UNDER THE OTHER FOUR HEADINGS).
6.  THE NAVY FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR (TEAM AWARD):
A.  DESCRIPTION OF AWARD:  THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES THE MOST
OUTSTANDING FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM FOR ACHIEVING THE HIGHEST DEGREE
OF EXCELLENCE IN MISSION SUPPORT AND FIRE PREVENTION ON A NAVY
INSTALLATION.
B.  ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD:  FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE RECOGNIZED
FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN DIRECT
SUPPORT OF THE MISSION.  THE AWARD FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM
IS AWARDED REGARDLESS OF SIZE AND LOCATION.
C.  NOMINATION CRITERIA:  HEADINGS ARE LIMITED TO (1) FIRE
PREVENTION INSPECTION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS, (2) FIRE
OPERATIONS SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVENESS, (3) ENGINEERING AND CODE
COMPLIANCE, (4) COMMUNITY AND OTHER FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
(ANYTHING THAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THE OTHER THREE HEADINGS).
7.  PICTURES:  AN ELECTRONIC FORMAT PICTURE IS REQUIRED TO BE
SUBMITTED WITH EACH PACKAGE.  THE PICTURE SHOULD BE A HIGH QUALITY
HEAD AND SHOULDERS OR FULL LENGTH FOR INDIVIDUAL AWARDS.  TEAM
PICTURES OR REPRESENTATIVE DEPARTMENT PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE
DEPARTMENT AND TEAM AWARDS.  SUGGESTED BACKGROUNDS FOR THE PICTURES
INCLUDE THE NATIONAL ENSIGN OR FIRE FIGHTER RELATED BACKGROUNDS,
I.E., FIRE TRUCK, EQUIPMENT, ETC.  ADDITIONALLY, EACH NOMINATION
PACKAGE SHALL ALSO HAVE AN ELECTRONIC PATCH/EMBLEM FOR THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT OR THEIR SHIP OF ASSIGNMENT.
8.  NOMINATION PROCEDURES:  REGIONAL COMMANDERS, INSTALLATION
COMMANDING OFFICERS, AND COMMANDING OFFICERS OF SHIPS/SQUADRONS MAY
SUBMIT NOMINATION PACKAGES FOR EACH AWARD CATEGORY.
A.  A COVER LETTER MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH EACH AWARD NOMINATION.
THE COVER LETTER MUST INCLUDE THE AWARD CATEGORY, AND THE NOMINATING
ORGANIZATIONS NAME AND COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS.  THE APPROPRIATE
COMMANDER MUST SIGN THE COVER LETTER.
B.  PROVIDE THE NOMINATION PACKAGE TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 1 APRIL
2005 TO:  COMMANDER, NAVY INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (F&ES PROGRAM), 2713
MITSCHER ROAD, SW, STE 300 ANACOSTIA ANNEX, DC 20373-5802.
NOMINATIONS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO THE POC.
C.  FORMAT AND INCLUSIVE DATES:  (1) AWARD NOMINATIONS SHALL NOT
EXCEED ONE TYPEWRITTEN PAGE (8-1/2" X 11"), USING 10-POINT (MINIMUM)
TIMES NEW ROMAN FONT AND ONE-INCH MARGINS ON PLAIN BOND PAPER.
NOMINATION PACKAGES NOT SATISFYING THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE
REJECTED.  (2) INCLUSIVE DATES FOR ALL NAVY/DOD FIRE FIGHTER AWARDS
ARE 1 JANUARY THROUGH 31 DECEMBER 2004.  (3) USE BULLET STATEMENT
FORMAT TO SHOW NOMINEE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SPECIFIC RESULTS.  PLACE
THESE STATEMENTS UNDER THE APPROPRIATE HEADINGS IN THE SAME SEQUENCE
DESCRIBED UNDER THE CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH AWARD.
9.  SELECTION PROCESS:  THE CNI F&ES PROGRAM MANAGER WILL APPOINT AT
LEAST FOUR FIRE SERVICE AND SHORE INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL SERVE AS THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.  THE
COMMITTEE WILL HAVE MILITARY AND CIVILIAN REPRESENTATION AND WILL
SELECT ONE NAVY WINNER IN EACH AWARD CATEGORY.  THE NAVY WINNERS
WILL BE ANNOUNCED NO LATER THAN 1 JUNE 2005.  THESE WINNERS BECOME
NOMINEES TO REPRESENT THE NAVY IN THE DOD COMPETITION (EXCEPT THE
FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM AWARD, WHICH IS A NAVY ONLY AWARD).
10.  AWARD PRESENTATIONS:  THE NAVY AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE
ANNUAL NAVY AND MARINE CORPS F&ES AWARDS AND RECOGNITION LUNCHEON ON
15 AUGUST 2005 IN DENVER, CO HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DOD F&ES
CONFERENCE.  ADDITIONALLY, THE NAVY AWARD WINNERS WILL BE PRESENTED
A PLAQUE AND FORMALLY RECOGNIZED BEFORE THEIR PEERS AT THE DOD F&ES
AWARDS BANQUET ON 16 AUGUST 2005 IN DENVER, CO.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM J.D. MCCARTHY//
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