Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

February 04, 2008

Donnie & Scott
Deputy Refuge Manager Scott Lanier presents Fire Control Officer Donnie Harris with a Regional Star Award.
Photo credit: Cory Waters, USFWS

Fire Control Officer Donnie Harris Awarded Regional Star Award

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Fire Management Officer Tom Crews announces the Regional recognition of Fire Control Officer Donnie Harris for his work with US Fish and Wildlife Service National Fire Training Program. Crews applauded the hard work and dedication Harris exhibited in developing taskbooks for various Service equipment operator certifications, coordinating with equipment operators and their supervisors from across the Southeast Region. "Donnie has been a part of the Equipment Operator Certification and Training Program for over five years and has helped teach numerous courses during this time. Development of the new Equipment Operator Proficiency Taskbooks is a step in the right direction in providing a higher level of safety and ensuring our equipment operators receive the appropriate level of standardized training for their jobs," Crews added. Harris received a Regional Star Award. The award was presented by Deputy Manager Scott Lanier at the monthly staff and safety meeting.