Leadership

NAMES IN THE NEWS

Issue 10 and Volume 142.

NAMES IN THE NEWS FRED W. LANIER III of the NAS Jacksonville Fire Division in Florida has been named “1988 Structural Firefighter of the Year” by the Navy/Marine Corps Fire Protection Association. He is the first firefighter aboard the NAS Jacksonville to receive such an award. A panel of 10 judged the nominees on accomplishments and community involvement. Lanier was honored for his development and construction of a number of hazardous-material training devices such as a decontamination shower, a pipe leak simulator, pressurized training cylinders, and a propane cylinder burnoff. The devices can simulate actual emergency situations. In 1988 Lanier was also named the “Red Cross Volunteer Instructor of the Year” for St. Johns County. Lanier has instructed more than 500 people in CPR and first aid while off duty. He taught CPR in the Florida School for the Deaf and blind, and as a result of his classes, the…

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