Date: March 30, 2015
Subject: 2014 National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year
To: Regional Foresters
The annual National Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year award recognizes an outstanding fire manager in our organization. This award has a long and prestigious history of honoring fire managers who have exhibited exceptional leadership in Forest Fire Management leadership as a Forest Fire Management Officer or Fire Staff Officer.
Please join me in congratulating the 2014 Forest Fire Management Officer of the Year: Bea Day. Bea is the Forest Fire Management Officer on the Cibola National Forest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Region 3. Some of Bea’s many accomplishments include being the Incident Commander for the SW IMT, Incident Commander for the Southwest regional Engine Academy, S-520 Coach, and Type 2 IC representative to the National IHC Steering Committee. Bea was also instrumental in bringing the “You Will Not Stand Alone Training” to Region 3. Bea will receive a pewter statue, certificate, and a monetary award.
I would also like to recognize and congratulate all of the other Regional nominees who demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment in fire management including, Carlton Joseph, Craig Letz, Brian Schaffler, and Jeremy Nelson.
/s/ Tom Harbour
cc: Tom Harbour, Drag Sharp, Dan Olsen, James Hubbard, Patti Hirami