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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
November 18, 2002
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor Presents Award Of Excellence For October

Mayor Don Wesely today presented the Mayor’s Award of Excellence for October to Scott Wiebe, a Firefighter and Paramedic with the Lincoln Fire Department. The monthly award recognizes City employees who consistently provide exemplary service and work that demonstrates personal commitment to the City. The award was presented at the beginning of today’s City Council meeting.

Wiebe has worked for the City of Lincoln since 1996. He was nominated in the category of productivity by Lincoln Fire and Rescue Captain William Moser. Wiebe has received the Fire Department’s most prestigious Phoenix Award three times. In addition to his work duties, course work and training, Wiebe has:

  1. chaired a Protocol Update and Change Committee;
  2. developed, organized and taught Rapid Sequence Intubation Classes to new recruits;
  3. developed the Pediatric Resuscitation Guide now carried on all Fire Department apparatus;
  4. served as a Preceptor for several Fire Department Medics;
  5. established and maintained a medical supply system that became the model for all fire stations; and
  6. saved money by solving a problem with breakage of IV poles on ambulance cots.

"Teamwork and cooperation are evident when Scott is in control of emergency scene patient care," wrote Moser in his nomination. "Scott is able to work effectively as a team leader and team member when working with patients, other EMS personnel, Firefighters, Paramedics, family and bystanders."

The other categories in which employees can be nominated are loss prevention, customer relations, safety and valor. All City employees are eligible for the Mayor’s Award of Excellence except for elected officials and some managers. Individuals or teams can be nominated by supervisors, peers, subordinates and the general public.

Nomination forms are available from department heads, employee bulletin boards or the Personnel Department, which oversees the awards program. All nominations are reviewed by the Mayor’s Award of Excellence Committee, which includes a representative with each union and a non-union representative appointed by the Mayor. Award winners receive a $100 U.S. savings bond, a day off with pay and a plaque. Monthly winners are eligible to receive the annual award, which comes with a $500 U.S. savings bond, two days off with pay and a plaque.

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