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WAHMR's Coordinator's Awrd

During the 2016 WAHMR Conference, WAHMR President Greg Temp announced that more information on the Coordinator's Award would be coming out soon.  The WAHMR Board of Directors is pleased to announce the rollout of the Coordinator's Award Nomination process:

 

Purpose:  To acknowledge a person’s service and/or dedication to the improvement of the hazardous materials response community.

 

Eligibility:  A person who has shown dedication and involvement in the HazMat Response community.

 

Criteria for submitting nominations:

-Nominations may be submitted by members of WAHMR, hazmat team members, federal, state and private partners, and other interested individuals. If a WAHMR Board member submits a nomination, that member shall abstain from voting.

-Nominations should be submitted to the WAHMR Board no later than 60 days before the annual conference.

 

How to submit a nomination: Complete the on-line nomination form (fillable fields), found at WAHMR.com

-Information that shall be included in the nomination submittal;

 1)  Name and affiliation of the nominee

 2)  Role the nominee has, as it relates to the HazMat response community

 3)  A narrative that describes the actions and/or involvement of the nominee, explaining why the nominator feels the nominee is deserving of the recognition.

 4) Contact information for the person submitting the nomination. This is for the ability to contact the submitter should they have follow-up questions.

 

 

Award Selection:

-The awardee is determined based upon criteria in the nomination as well as in-sight from the WAHMR Board.  The winner is determined by a majority vote of the WAHMR Board, no later than 30 days prior to the annual conference.  In the event of a tie vote, the decision will be made by the WAHMR President.

 

To access the Coordinator's Award website, visit , log in with your user name and password (Member Login tab) and look for the tab entitled WAHMR's Coordinator's Award.  If you forgot your password there is a Forgot Login link on the Login page.

 

If you have any questions on the Coordinator's Award, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you.

WAHMR Board of Directors

 

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WAHMR HISTORY

2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the WAHMR organization, formed in 1992.



Here is the original WAHMR Board members:

WAHMR Board Original members (1992-1997)

  • David Peterson - Madison Fire Department and HazMat Team, President 1992-1997
  • Don Phillips - Green Bay Fire/Brown County HazMat Team
  • Larry Gardner - Milwaukee Fire Department and HazMat Team
  • Chris Hohol - Veolia HazMat Private Contractor
  • Bill Hurtienne - Johnson Wax
  • Mike Hudgens - Portage Fire Department and HazMat Team
  • Patrick Hartley - Wisconsin Power and Light-Portage Power Plant HazMat Team
  • Rollin Church - Wautoma Area Private Contractor
  • Mike Schoen - Omnova Solutions (1993 - present)

 

WAHMR Board (1998-2000)

  • James Martins - Milwaukee Fire Department and HazMat Team, President 1998-2004?
  • David Peterson - Madison Fire Department and HazMat Team, Treasurer 1998-1999
  • Don Phillips - Green Bay Fire/Brown County HazMat Team
  • Chris Hohol - Veolia HazMat Private Contractor
  • Mike Hudgens - Portage Fire Department and HazMat Team
  • Patrick Hartley - Wisconsin Power and Light-Portage Power Plant HazMat Team
  • Rollin Church - Wautoma Area Private Contractor
  • Michael Meixner - Madison Fire Department and HazMat Team
  • Mike Schoen - Omnova Solutions (1993 - present)

 

WAHMR Board (2016-2017)

  •  President:  Greg Temp - LaCrosse Fire Department
  •  Vice President:  Mike Schoen - Omnova Solutions, Industrial representative
  •  Treasurer:  Ethan Kroll - Appleton Fire Dept.
  •  Secretary:  Noel Stanton & Meshel Lange - WI State Lab of Hygiene

  •  Doug Rohn - Madison Fire Dept – Retired, Past president
  •  Russ Rivards- Milwaukee Fire Dept/WHMRS Type 1 Team representative
  •  Allan Antolik - Wausau Fire Dept/WHMRS Type 2 Team representative
  •  Steve Fenske - Waupaca Co HazMat Team/WHMRS Type 3 Team representative
  •  Paul Cooke – Wisconsin Emergency Management
  •  Lt. Col. Eric Leckel - 54th CST
  •  Vacant - WI DNR representative 
  •  Kathy Halbur - US EPA Region 5
  •  Mark Lochner  - WE Energies, Industrial representative
  •  Beth Erdman - General Engineering Company, Industrial representative
  •  Ken Collins - Canadian National, Transportation representative
  •  Joe Bartholomew - Aurora Fire Department - Retired

 

 


Other past WAHMR Board members (not a complete list)

  • Dr. Peter Shult (WI State Lab of Hygiene)
  •  Duane Cline (Hartford Fire & Rescue)
  • Audrey Templeton (Miller Coors)
  •  Kim Nessel (Eau Claire Fire Dept.)
  •  Pete Anderson (54th CST)
  •  David May (54th CST)
  •  David Woodbury (WI DNR)
  •  Ron Kasperski (WEM)
  •  David Slauson (CN)
  •  Mark Krueger (Wausau Fire Dept.)
  •  Ken Kortenhof (Oneida Co HazMat Team)
  •  Frank Neibauer (Excel Energy)
  • Mike Bongiorno (Milwaukee Fire Dept.)
  • Frank Docimo (WEM)

If you know any of these individuals, please thank them for forming this great organization.  If you know of past members not listed, please let us know who they are, and when they were on the WAHMR Board. 
Here's to another 25 years of WAHMR! 
 
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