325th CES brings home ACC Fire Prevention Program of the Year award

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  • By 2nd Lt. Kayla Fitzgerald
  • 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 325th Civil Engineering Squadron has been recognized for having the top fire prevention program in Air Combat Command.

The 325th CES won the ACC Fire Prevention Program of the Year award for 2019, which recognizes Tyndall's fire prevention element for their hard work and dedication, stated Michael Newbury, 325th CES assistant fire chief.

“Fire professionals throughout the Department of Defense work hard every day to prevent fires and educate the public and everyone’s fire prevention program is top notch because of it,” said Newbury. “This type of recognition shines a positive light on the whole department and serves as motivation for us to keep after it and strive to get better every day.”

The fire prevention element works to prevent fires, facilitate early intervention, and ensure the safety of exposed personnel during fires, according to Newbury. 

One way the 325th CES accomplishes these objectives is by educating the base population about fire safety. 

“The fire prevention element provides fire safety education regularly to facility managers and upon request from Tyndall organizations,” Newbury added.

Tyndall’s fire prevention element has also coordinated with local fire departments to educate the local populace.

“Until recently, we worked closely with the Panama City Fire Department during their fire prevention week event and teamed up annually to host the Children’s Burn Camp of North Florida,” Newbury continued. “We are working to revive our pre-storm off-base relationships.”

The 325th CES now goes on to compete at the Air Force level.