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March 23, 2006
Photo credit: USFWS
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Fire Management Officer Tom Crews accepts All Risk Management Program Award from
Regional Fire Management Coordinator Roger Boykin at Regional meeting in Orlando, Florida.
North Carolina Refuge Fire Management Officer Receives Regional Award
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge's Fire Management Officer Tom Crews recently received the Southeast Region's All Risk Management Program Award. Presented by the Southeast Regional Fire Management Coordinator Roger Boykin, the award recognized Crews' leadership success when he served on the Hurricane Katrina Response Team in Louisiana. The award was presented at the annual Southern Region Fire Management Meeting in Orlando, Florida last month.
Crews credits his success to the quality of people on the team, his training, and the level of support he received from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It was a situation where everyone had to 'think out of the box' in order to meet our goals. And, everyone rose to the occasion. This award is especially meaningful to me because it was awarded by my peers, the Fire Management personnel in this region."