Published October 2018
Nts’e tkonii da ‘uzolyuun ~ “Be Prepared for Anything!”
Our own AhtnaSTS Food Service Team member Hector Atkinson was awarded a Level 1 STAR Award for his detection, notification and rapid response to a natural gas leak at the facility’s food service building. On August 17, 2018, while outside the building, Mr. Atkinson detected the odor of natural gas. Utilizing a hand-held detection device, Mr. Atkinson located a large leak within the building’s plumbing chase. He immediately ordered the evacuation of the building and made notifications. Due to his actions and undying commitment to workplace safety, health and environmental protection, the gas leak was repaired, lives were saved and property was spared.
AhtnaSTS Armed Detention Officers Asael Saavedra and Leni Cepeda were awarded Level I STAR Awards for their detection, notification and rapid response to a fire near the facility’s pistol range. On Friday May 18, 2018; Officer Saavedra witnessed smoke coming from a brushy area near the pistol range. He and Officer Cepeda, who was the primary back-up unit to arrive and assist Officer Saavedra with the brush fire, utilized available fire extinguishers to contain the fire until the arrival of the local fire department. Due to their actions and uncompromising commitment to workplace safety, health and environmental protection, the fire was contained, property was spared and, no one was injured battling the blaze.