October 2, 2014

Lt. Gov. Sheehy hands out “Be Prepared” awards at Capitol

Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy presents a “Be Prepared” award to Barry Baldwin of Columbus

Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy recognized individuals and community groups who excel in preparing for and reacting to emergencies during the 2012 “Be Prepared” Awards handed out during a ceremony at the Capitol.

“While trained professionals, such as our police, paramedics and firefighters are absolutely essential in a crisis, the ‘Be Prepared’ awards recognize the efforts of the professionals across Nebraska who are ready to assist at a moment’s notice,” Sheehy stated during the event held in the governor’s hearing room.

This is the 5th year of the “Be Prepared” Awards, given during National Preparedness Month.

“Now, I’m pleased to recognize a few of the many professionals who contributed to Nebraska’s preparedness effort and I want to thank them for their commitment, for their diligence,” Sheehy said.

The “Be Prepared” Awards recognize volunteers who contribute to Nebraska’s readiness efforts.

The award winners are:

The Citizen Corps Council of the Year award was presented to Tri-County Citizen Corps

Randy Kleager of Scottsbluff received the 2012 Local Hero Award

The Excellence in Community Preparedness award was presented to Nimansha Jain of Omaha

The Citizen Corps Partner Program of the Year was presented to Sarpy/Cass County Health Department

The Citizen Corps Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Tyler Kleager of Scottsbluff

Barry Baldwin of Columbus received the Excellence in Risk Communication award

Lorette Teal of Omaha was recognized with the Excellence in Preparedness Education and Outreach award