Friday, May 14, 2010

Kudos to Arson Investigators

Jim Fiero, Fire Chief of the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, wrote the following letter recognizing Lt. Brooks Frederick, Lt. Dan Fiero, and Pearl for their outstanding work. Full text of the letter noted below. Way to go!

"This letter is to express my sincere gratitude to Lieutenants Brooks Frederick and Daniel Fiero for their help on a fire investigation here in Horseshoe Bay. ATF Senior Special Agent Jose Viegra requested Brooks, Danny, and of course, Pearl assist our local investigators in working this incident. The skills, expertise, and leadership of these officers were invaluable to the investigation and to the personnel in my department. Our community does not suffer a significant number of major fires, thus our investigators have limited experience in working substantial incidents. This fact, combined with several other complicating factors surrounding this fire made their support even more important. It's been several years since I've had the opportunity to work with Brooks, and his actions remind me again of how much I truly appreciate his professionalism.

"Brooks and Danny not only provided guidance to our investigators in a thorough scene investigation, but via their instructional manner, elevated the skills and knowledge of all the firefighters working this incident. Thank you for allowing them to provide us this support, and please convey my thanks and gratitude to them."