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Hanford Employee Honored as Washington State Fire Mechanic of 2019

October 8, 2019

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Mission Support Alliance fire mechanic Joshua Wright, center, receives the 2019 Washington State Fire Mechanic of the Year award. Also pictured are the Hanford Fire Department's deputy fire chief Adam Moldovan, left, and battalion chief Mark Cope.
Mission Support Alliance fire mechanic Joshua Wright, center, receives the 2019 Washington State Fire Mechanic of the Year award. Also pictured are the Hanford Fire Department's deputy fire chief Adam Moldovan, left, and battalion chief Mark Cope.

RICHLAND, Wash. – Joshua Wright, an employee with EM Richland Operations Office (RL) contractor Mission Support Alliance (MSA), was recognized as the 2019 Washington State Fire Mechanic of the Year by the Washington Fire Chiefs Association.

Wright, a mechanic for MSA’s fleet services organization, received the award for providing quality service and ensuring the Hanford Site’s firefighting equipment is in proper working order.

“Our fire mechanics are an important part of keeping the Hanford Fire Department ready for any emergency,” said Corey Low, RL director of security, emergency services, and information management. “Thank you, Joshua, for your hard work and exemplary support of the department and fleet services.”

Within the fleet services organization, Wright is recognized by his peers for his ability to identify a mechanical issue and resolve it efficiently.

“Joshua is a mentor to the other mechanics at the shop, showing them what it means to be innovative, motivated, and quality oriented,” said Dave Baie, MSA’s fleet services director. “That includes his drive for continued education above what is required, to ensure his knowledge and training are of the highest quality.”

The Hanford Fire Department is managed by MSA on behalf of RL.

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