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Alison Davis works for the Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center. Here is an excerpt from her nomination letter.
It is impossible to isolate Alison’s outstanding performance to one specific call. Alison is a selfless, hard-working employee who puts the needs of the department before hers. So far, in 2022, she has trained over 250 hours. She accounts for more than ¼ of all trained hours with the CSPD communications center in 2022. She is a leader on day shift whom people can ask questions and always expect to get great feedback.
On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Colorado Springs was hit with multiple structure and wildland fires. Fighting extreme fire danger, high winds, and limited resources, Alison was training a new fire dispatcher.
At 0930, a structure fire was reported in the Colorado Center area which was fully engulfed. Alison and her trainee sent a structure fire response to assist. While this structure fire was occurring two more large scale incidents ensued.
At 1115, a wildland fire came in from the area of Black Forest Rd and Dublin Blvd. The fire was in the creek bed and it was spreading fast. The fire quickly started spreading into residents back yards, burning decks, fences and high winds continued to push the fire uncontrollably. There were over 500 homes evacuated during this fire. Alison not only provided exceptional feedback and training to her trainee but controlled a very difficult situation. There we zero homes lost during this fire.
Around 1130, a structure fire was called in from a mobile home park. The structure fire reported multiple mobile homes on fire and parties trapped. The fire spread to a second mobile home park with around 10 total mobile homes burning. Alison remained calm during this entire situation and provided guidance and instruction to her new trainee.
On May 21, 2022, after a large spring snow storm, Alison was responsible for dispatching nearly 150 calls. During her shift, 250 fire calls came into the communications center. Alison and her trainee triaged these calls, coordinated with utilities and the Fire Department to determine which ones were most crucial for a fire department response.
Preston consistently goes above and beyond in his work, demonstrating excellent skills when teaching the next group of call-takers. He is a true team player, always willing to lend a hand and help wherever needed. Preston is dedicated to making the Quality Assurance team better! His positive attitude and dedication make him an asset to our team, and he deserves recognition for his hard work.
Way to go, Preston!
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