Extraordinary Emergency Responders Recognized

(NEW CASTLE) – Words like “self-less”, “proud”, “cares” and “accountability” are just a few of the accolades given to each of the 36 Extraordinary Emergency Responders who were recognized recently for service to their facilities and to the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC).

Whether it’s for serving on the Emergency Team, K-9 team, the Situational Control (SITCON) Team or the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, these individuals agreed to completing extra training and working extra hours. Each facility warden was given the opportunity to recognize at least one extraordinary staffer from their ERO teams for being there for their fellow staff.

A total of 36 extraordinary staffers were recognized throughout the state. These staff were recognized for “responding to more than 50 activations all over the state” or for “taking pride in the training of E-Squad members and keeping them proficient.” Another was recognized for being a role-model for all new members and cadets by his example and knowledge.” And yet another for being there to guide, coach and support her team.

Serving on these special emergency teams takes time away from family and friends. They may be activated on a Saturday morning or a Wednesday evening. But whenever they get the call, these individuals have met it without a second thought. That is why they are being honored and recognized.

Staff Development and Training continues to recognize staff throughout the state for their tireless efforts that contribute to the success in the operation of the IDOC. The Individuals working in this division are responsible for delivering these recognitions on behalf of Commissioner Robert Carter.