Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services

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Lt Small our newest watch commander.  Congratulations.
01/24/2019

Lt Small our newest watch commander. Congratulations.

Newly promoted CPT Manfredi.  Congratulations.
01/24/2019

Newly promoted CPT Manfredi. Congratulations.

DES - Fort Drum Police
01/09/2019

DES - Fort Drum Police

Please Drive with Care and Caution!

DES - Fort Drum Police
12/20/2018

DES - Fort Drum Police

DeAnna Thomas and Loretta McKinley have been recognized as dual Employees of the Month for November 2018. They both are commended for their achievements and dedication to the Directorate of Emergency Services. Congratulations and a job well done.

Another great event!
11/27/2018

Another great event!

Thanks to those that came out and attended the Coffee with Chief at Rhicard Hills Community Center! There was a lot of great discussion and shared ideas!

The next event will be 18 December 2018 from 1000 to 1100 at the Monument Ridge Community Center.

Happy Holidays to the Fort Drum Community! Here is the DES agency hours for the holidays! We all hope your holidays are ...
11/20/2018

Happy Holidays to the Fort Drum Community! Here is the DES agency hours for the holidays! We all hope your holidays are safe and joyous!

George H. Oppermann is commended for his exceptional performance as a Physical Security Specialist during the period 1 O...
11/20/2018

George H. Oppermann is commended for his exceptional performance as a Physical Security Specialist during the period 1 October 2018 through 31 October 2018. During this period, Mr. Oppermann was instrumental in ensuring the organization met its requirements for semi-annual weapons qualifications using the new Law Enforcement Weapons Training and Qualifications (LEWTAQ). Mr. Oppermann volunteered his expertise as a weapon marksman to take charge and be responsible for programming, scheduling, and overseeing the weapons training range for Department of the Army Civilian Police and Security Guards. He took the time to introduce new employees to the standards and utilized practical exercises to demonstrate the differences in the qualification standards and the items that each individual will need to focus on to be successful. His dedication and professionalism were instrumental insuring that 100% of the firers were trained on the new standards, as well as, run them through numerous training scenarios to overcome any identified training weaknesses. In addition, Mr. Oppermann was able to adjust the range schedule to be able to qualify 36 Soldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion on their M4s with little notice and without distracting from the other training and without incurring additional overtime or delays.

Mr. Oppermann's expertise and certifications as a Defensive Tactics instructor was paramount in his being selected to provide training for newly hired Department of the Army Security Guards (DASGs) as part of their qualifications. Through his professional instruction, all new DASGs were given the tools and abilities to successfully handle any type of situation they may encounter while protecting themselves and others. Mr. Oppermann called on his vast experience as a certified Police Officer to provide the students with practical examples of situations where the training was successful in rectifying the situation while maintaining the safety of all involved.

Mr. Oppermann, as the directorate Ammunition Manager during this time, was instrumental in ensuring that all ammunition required for missions and training was requested, obtained, utilized, and properly accounted for from issuance until turned in, resulting in 100% accountability of all residue. His attention to detail enabled him to ensure that enough ammunition was forecasted, ordered, and drawn so that individual firers were able to receive quality training and “trigger time” to become more comfortable and familiar with their assigned weapons. He was engaged with the Ammunition Supply Point to ensure that all necessary security and safety requirements were met for the range detail to draw and secure the ammunition. Mr. Oppermann’s desire for mission success is a driving force that few possess.

Mr. Oppermann always has a positive attitude and is not satisfied unless he has provided a top quality product and successful mission accomplishment. He is the ultimate team player and professional. Mr. Oppermann’s performance reflects great credit upon himself, Fort Drum, and the United States Army.

As a reminder starting today 1 November 2018 until 1 April 2019 In Accordance With Fort Drum Regulation 190-2, Chapter 4...
11/01/2018

As a reminder starting today 1 November 2018 until 1 April 2019 In Accordance With Fort Drum Regulation 190-2, Chapter 4-3b.Fort Drum Police are authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, to a place of safety any unattended vehicle illegally left standing upon any roadway, highway, railway, bridge or no parking area on this installation, when the vehicle is in such a position as to impede or obstruct the normal movement or flow of traffice. Subparagraphs (1) through (14) enumerate parking prohibitions.
(9) Along the shoulder area of any roadway or highway on Fort Drum, to include housing, from 01 November through 01 April, except in paved marked parking areas.

Like coffee? Come share a cup with the Chief of Police!
10/30/2018

Like coffee? Come share a cup with the Chief of Police!

Guardians from the 91st MP Battalion doing thier part to keep community ties strong!
10/27/2018
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Guardians from the 91st MP Battalion doing thier part to keep community ties strong!

Fort Drum soldiers break bread with seniors at Ives Hill Retirement.

During the last two weeks of September our Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Supervisor, SFC Derouin, utilized his re...
10/08/2018

During the last two weeks of September our Conservation Law Enforcement Officer Supervisor, SFC Derouin, utilized his recent train the trainer skills and instructed 5 Soldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion to serve as Conservation Law Enforcement Officers. These new CLEO's are now currently supporting the Fort Drum training and hunting areas to ensure that everyone is safe and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. These Soldiers are some of the very first certified Conservation Law Enforcement Officers in the Military Police Corps!

The following personnel were recognized for their service during Operation Mountain Patriot on 13 August 2018.   Their s...
09/26/2018

The following personnel were recognized for their service during Operation Mountain Patriot on 13 August 2018. Their selfless support and dedication to mission accomplishment ensured the flawless execution of a premier statesmanlike event here at Fort Drum home of the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) while hosting President Trump, Vice President Pence, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and numerous elected officials to commemorate the signing of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. To each we say thank you and great job. Climb to glory!

DES hosted  a quarterly Law Enforcement Partnership Symposium on Fort Drum, NY on 18 May 2018. Discussing the ways to st...
06/11/2018

DES hosted a quarterly Law Enforcement Partnership Symposium on Fort Drum, NY on 18 May 2018. Discussing the ways to strengthen partnership between Fort Drum Law Enforcement and its regional police partners through improving community relations and information sharing was the main focus of the event.

DES hosted a quarterly Law Enforcement Partnership Symposium on Fort Drum, NY on 18 May 2018. Discussing the ways to strengthen partnership between Fort Drum Law Enforcement and its regional police partners through improving community relations and information sharing was the main focus of the event.

Fort Drum Chief of Police is giving a safety brief to DPW / environmental employees on 4 April 2018.  The brief also inc...
04/18/2018

Fort Drum Chief of Police is giving a safety brief to DPW / environmental employees on 4 April 2018. The brief also included Active Shooter/Traffic Safety considerations to promote awareness among the members of our community.

On April 4, 2018, the Directorate of Emergency Services Chief of Police, Todd Julian, provided the Directorate of Public...
04/04/2018

On April 4, 2018, the Directorate of Emergency Services Chief of Police, Todd Julian, provided the Directorate of Public Works a law enforcement and safety briefing. Topics ranged from traffic safety to Active Shooter awareness. Over 20 personnel from DPW attended the training.

Mr. Terpstra's is commended for his selection as civilian employee of the month for the Directorate of Emergency Service...
01/17/2018

Mr. Terpstra's is commended for his selection as civilian employee of the month for the Directorate of Emergency Services. Mr. Terpstra was selected for his exceptional performance as a Department of the Army Security Guard (DASG) during the period 1 December 2017 through 31 December 2017 while performing his duties as Access Control DASG. Mr. Terpstra exceptional knowledge and performance of duties resulted in him being designated as the main point of contact for Access Control Procedures at the ACP. Mr. Terpstra took the initiative to mentor all MPs and BMMs assigned to work ACP duties properly understood and implemented Access Control Procedures. As part of the installation Force Protection Random Anti-Terrorism Measures (RAM) Program, Mr. Terpstra's attention to detail resulted in a Soldier being detained for possessing a Taser and illegal knife, an individual with a suspended registration and both individuals were apprehended by federal law enforcement. He also wrote several 1805s for various New York State traffic violations. In addition, he denied access to three individuals for having a negative NCIC background check. He completed over 80 NCIC actions for civilians attending weddings and events on Fort Drum along with visiting family members and civilian contractors to the installation. Mr. Terpstra also graduated from the Combat Lifesaver Course to better support the Fort Drum community in a medical emergency. DASG Terpstra's performance reflects great credit upon himself and the Fort Drum community.

2017 Jefferson County Shop With a Cop program in Watertown! Children were paired up with our Fort Drum Police Officers, ...
12/11/2017

2017 Jefferson County Shop With a Cop program in Watertown! Children were paired up with our Fort Drum Police Officers, and NYS Troopers/County Deputies to pick out Christmas gifts.

If anyone sees Ms Amber Sawyer congratulate her for her Employee Of the Month award.  Ms Sawyer is commended for her Mer...
11/01/2017

If anyone sees Ms Amber Sawyer congratulate her for her Employee Of the Month award. Ms Sawyer is commended for her Meritorious Achievements as the Directorate of Emergency Services Administrative Service Assistant during the period of 1 October - 31 October 2017.

September's Directorate of Emergency Services Employee of the Month is Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Joel Sova....
10/19/2017

September's Directorate of Emergency Services Employee of the Month is Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Joel Sova. Congratulations LT and thank you for your hard work and dedication.

Members of the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services participated in the 1st Annual First Responders Golf Tourname...
10/02/2017

Members of the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services participated in the 1st Annual First Responders Golf Tournament on September 29, 2017. The tournament was held at the Carlowden Country Club.

09/14/2017
U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Join us as we remember the events of September 11 at the 9/11 memorial in front of Clark Hall. Our Soldiers and Emergency Services personnel will gather as bells toll across the installation, marking the moments that changed so many lives and the world 16 years ago.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
09/09/2017

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

This week's Mountaineer highlights the heroics of one Fort Drum firefighter, gives more information about the upcoming Retiree Appreciation Day and gives us a look at what's happening with our Soldiers abroad! Download your copy here: http://bit.ly/2wN0mBB or visit our website: www.drum.army.mil/mountaineer

Fort Drum's Police Chief, Todd Julian participated in the annual Suicide Awareness event earlier today. The event served...
09/07/2017

Fort Drum's Police Chief, Todd Julian participated in the annual Suicide Awareness event earlier today. The event served over 75 Soldiers where group discussions and participation from all organizations across the installation took place

On Saturday August 19, 2017 Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services Division participated in the 5th Annual Outdoor ...
09/05/2017

On Saturday August 19, 2017 Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services Division participated in the 5th Annual Outdoor Adventure Day, which is hosted by Fort Drum Public Works - Natural Resources. Almost 1,000 People attended the free event. Our Game Wardens had vehicle displays as well as a water safety activity that allowed participants to try their skills at throwing a life ring at a simulated drowning victim. Fire and Emergency Services crews displayed Wildland fire equipment and let the kids check out the apparatus and tools.

This morning at Fire Station #2, Deputy Director Myers awarded Firefighter Rob Gates with the DES "Employee of the Month...
09/05/2017

This morning at Fire Station #2, Deputy Director Myers awarded Firefighter Rob Gates with the DES "Employee of the Month" award for the month of August. Congratulations Rob and thank you for your hard work and dedication to Fort Drum! (And if your keeping track, that's two months in a row for Fire and Emergency Services!!) Just trying to keep Law Enforcement and Physical Security on their toes!

The Directorate of Emergency Services participated in the Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes 2017 National Night Out eve...
08/25/2017

The Directorate of Emergency Services participated in the Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes 2017 National Night Out event at the Adirondack Creek Community Center. Hundreds of community members had the opportunity to exeperience and interact with the Fire Prevention trailer, McGruff the Crime Dog, and various fire, emergency services and law enforcement personnel. It was a fantastic event and the DES is already looking forward to the 2018 National Night Out!

The DES Organizational Day at Remington Pond.
08/12/2017

The DES Organizational Day at Remington Pond.

The shooting competition portion of the DES organizational day.  The competition was set up and run by George Opperman.
08/12/2017

The shooting competition portion of the DES organizational day. The competition was set up and run by George Opperman.

The DES winners for Civilian of the Quarter for 3rd QTR, FY17 are:Gary Hreczan, Physical Security Specialist-PS (GS 9 an...
08/07/2017

The DES winners for Civilian of the Quarter for 3rd QTR, FY17 are:

Gary Hreczan, Physical Security Specialist-PS (GS 9 and above)

Kraig Murphy, Security Guard-PS (GS 1-8)

Captain Jeffery Spellman, Supervisory Firefighter-FES (Supervisory)

Please take a moment to help congratulate Deputy Chief Jason Brunet for being awarded the DES Employee of the Month duri...
08/04/2017

Please take a moment to help congratulate Deputy Chief Jason Brunet for being awarded the DES Employee of the Month during the period of 1 - 31 July 2017. As the Fire Emergency Services Division budget officer, Deputy Chief Brunet is responsible for executing and managing a $126, 000 budget. He expertly managed a division that received 2/3 less funding for FY17. Working through priorities and division needs, he ensured all critical requirements were met to provide for daily operations. Deputy Chief Brunet, through an established working relationship, executed all funds and assisted the Directorate in obligating funds from other divisions totaling $187,000. Chief Brunet has streamlined the UFR process by ensuring the division has a folder available with ready to execute items within last minute requirements. He planned and executed a division awards program totaling $48,000. Deputy Chief Brunet is a model employee and should be recognized for his outstanding and exemplary service to this Directorate, the 10th Mountain Division, and the United States of America.

Again, congratulations Jason!!

Congratulations to Loretta McKinley and Deanna Thomas from the DES Business Office who were recently presented with Cert...
07/31/2017

Congratulations to Loretta McKinley and Deanna Thomas from the DES Business Office who were recently presented with Certificates of Appreciation for their outstanding support to the Logistics Readiness Center Drivers Testing Station at Fort Drum, NY. Great Job!

The Directorate of Emergency Services recognized and said farewell to Major Jim Stampfer for his outstanding service whi...
07/27/2017

The Directorate of Emergency Services recognized and said farewell to Major Jim Stampfer for his outstanding service while serving as the DES Operations Officer, from August 2016 to July 2017. Major Stampfer's leadership enabled DES to sustain and enhance the readiness posture of the organization, while simultaneously providing Fort Drum, Army Community of Excellence Service. Best of luck to Major Stampfer as you move on to the next chapter of your career!

Congratulations to DASG Jason Sprabary for his selection as the Directorate of Emergency Services employee of the month ...
07/07/2017

Congratulations to DASG Jason Sprabary for his selection as the Directorate of Emergency Services employee of the month for June 2017. DASG Sprabary's high standards and professionalism set the bar for others to emulate in the execution of access control duties contributing to keeping the Fort Drum community safe and secure.

The Fort Drum DES would like to welcome its new Director, LTC Scott Blanchard.  Attached is his inital guidance to the t...
07/07/2017

The Fort Drum DES would like to welcome its new Director, LTC Scott Blanchard. Attached is his inital guidance to the team.

If you see Jeanne Mottis in the DES Business Office congratulate her on her selection as the DES Employee of the Month f...
06/02/2017

If you see Jeanne Mottis in the DES Business Office congratulate her on her selection as the DES Employee of the Month for May 2017.

Congratulations to DASG Kenneth Hanners, DES winner for Civilian of the Quarter for 2nd Qtr, FY17 for grades GS 01-08 an...
06/02/2017

Congratulations to DASG Kenneth Hanners, DES winner for Civilian of the Quarter for 2nd Qtr, FY17 for grades GS 01-08 and overall category winner for Fort Drum.

Congratulations to SFC Kenneth Hamilton, Sergeant of the Guard, DES Supervisory category, Civilian of the Quarter for 2n...
06/02/2017

Congratulations to SFC Kenneth Hamilton, Sergeant of the Guard, DES Supervisory category, Civilian of the Quarter for 2nd Qtr, FY17

DES Civilian of the Quarters for 2nd Qtr, FY17.  Congratulations to Mr. Brian King.
06/02/2017

DES Civilian of the Quarters for 2nd Qtr, FY17. Congratulations to Mr. Brian King.

The Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) thanks MSG Jerry Conner (DES SGM) for his 22 years of service to t...
05/25/2017

The Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) thanks MSG Jerry Conner (DES SGM) for his 22 years of service to the U.S. Army and recently DES. MSG Conner's daily enthusiasm and work ethic was a stellar example for all who worked within the community. His dedication and committment significantly contributed to the success of DES and its daily mission of providing Army Community of Excellence Service to the Soldiers, Families, and Civilians who support our nation during a time of persistent conflict. Congratulations and best of luck to him as he retires and begins a new journey into the future!

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