Carrollton Fire Rescue’s Emergency Management Coordinator Receives Regional Service Excellence Award
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Emergency Planning Department and the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council (EPPC) presented the City of Carrollton’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Elliott Reep, with the Regional Service Excellence Award (formerly known as the Hot Stuff Award).
According to the NCTCOG, recipients of this award are honored “for their extraordinary participation and efforts that go above and beyond regular duties in helping build strong and effective regional emergency preparedness.” Recipients receive a certificate of appreciation and an award in the shape of a chili pepper.
Kaufman County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Howie nominated Reep for his assistance in helping Kaufman procure another mobile Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support unit for the region, as part of a State Homeland Security Grant Program.
Battalion Chief Herb Cavenaugh, who oversees Carrollton’s Emergency Management activities said Reep has been instrumental in planning for emergency preparedness for the City of Carrollton and in the surrounding North Texas region.
"Elliott exemplifies the Carrollton Difference by living out our core values daily," Cavenaugh said. "He is a tremendous asset to our team.”
NCTCOG serves 16 counties in North Central Texas, focusing on the DFW area, and has more than 230 membership governments, comprised of counties, cities, school districts, and special districts.
The award was presented Thursday, February 15 at the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council meeting in Arlington, TX.For more information on Carrollton’s emergency preparedness visit cityofcarrollton.com/emergencymanagement.