SOURCE: e.Republic


May 24, 2012 12:30 ET

Winners of the 2012 National Homeland Security Awards Announced

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - The National Urban Area Association in partnership with Emergency Management is honoring seven individuals and organizations for their outstanding performance in homeland security program management and practice.

"Emergency Management magazine is delighted to be a part of this year's National Homeland Security Awards program," shared Marty Pastula, Vice President Emergency Management/ Homeland Security. "This is a fantastic way of saying 'thank-you' to the people and agencies keeping us safe every day, showing their tremendous preparedness and response efforts from New York to Guam."

"The National Awards recognize the best in homeland security, public safety and emergency management," said Bill Anderson, President of the Board of Directors for the National Homeland Security Association. "These are the most important functions that government performs, and we're determined to draw attention to the terrific jobs being carried out under extraordinary circumstances."

Emergency Management is proud to assist the dedicated Homeland Security public sector leaders with sharing the great work these individuals and programs are doing, along with the valuable services they are providing. The prestigious awards were presented during the 6th Annual National Homeland Security Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on May 23 in the following categories:

Outstanding UASI Program Manager - Joe G. Javellana III, Port Security Grant Program Manager, Piti, Guam

Outstanding Practice/Program - Region III Health & Medical Taskforce

Outstanding Educational Program - Disaster Ready Austin

Outstanding Regional Partnership - King County Healthcare Coalition

Outstanding First Responder - John Gullo, Fire Chief, Disaster Coordinator, West Seneca, NY

Nominations from Urban Area Security Initiative, port security and transit security programs were accepted. The Board of Directors for the National Homeland Security Association also handed out two special honors:

President's Award for Outstanding Partner - Tim Manning, Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Award of Honor - 2012 National Homeland Security Conference, Columbus, OH

Emergency Management thanks awards program underwriters AT Solutions and ICF International.

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