Megan Fredericks, EMA assistant, is honored by Carbon officials
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Megan Fredericks, administrative assistant at the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, left; accepts the plaque honoring her for reaching the highest level of emergency management certification through the Pennsylvania EMA, from Mark Nalesnik, director of the Carbon County EMA, while the board of commissioners, background, look on.
Carbon County recognizes its employees for their dedication to their job and to the people of the county, in which they serve.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the commissioners, as well as Mark Nalesnik, director of the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, honored Megan Fredericks, administrative assistant at the EMA, for completing the highest level of emergency management certification possible through the Pennsylvania EMA, the professional level.
Nalesnik said that Fredericks, who has worked for the county for six years, completed all requirements for the three levels of certification. Requirements included taking a variety of emergency management courses on both the state and federal levels, attend quarterly meetings held by PEMA, and serve as a member of the county EMA staff for at least one year after attaining the second level of certification.
"It's quite and accomplishment," he said, as he presented Fredericks with a plaque.
Fredericks then thanked Nalesnik and the commissioners for their support.
Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, commended Fredericks on her work ethic, which made achieving this certification possible.
He then recognized both Fredericks and Nalesnik for the jobs they do at the EMA.
Nothstein said that a lot of hours are put in after normal office hours, attending meetings, conducting trainings and helping in emergency situations.
"I commend everyone in the EMA for making sure the county's needs are met," he said.
Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard echoed Nothstein's thoughts, thanking the pair for their dedication to Carbon County.