The Monroe City Council recognized Lieutenant Andrew Dykes for his completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Public Safety Director Chief Keith Glass and other fellow fire officers presented the certification to Lt. Dykes at the March11, 2014 Council Meeting. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson congratulated Lt. Dykes by letter, which was read during the presentation by Chief Glass.
The Executive Fire Officer Program is a Federal Emergency Management Agency backed program that is recognized by the U.S. Congress and is designed to provide senior fire officers with the expertise needed in today’s evolving fire service. The program takes four years to complete and requires four completed research projects that apply to the student’s own organization and community. One of Lt. Dykes’ projects has reduced the number of structural fire calls in the City of Monroe and is helping the department upgrade its personnel evaluation system.
“Lt. Dykes is a dedicated and valued member of the MFD Team, he sets an example that is worthy of emulation by both peers and subordinates” Chief Keith Glass.