CO Eakin is the Communications Officer of the year for 2014. This award is nominated and voted on by her peers and subordinate.
Carrie Eakin is always a team player. She continuously assesses incoming calls to ensure everything is completed correctly and offers to assist with others' workload. She goes above and beyond the call of duty, thinking outside the box and using all resources available. She is very knowledgeable in the job and enjoys what she does. Carrie was individually recognized in June for her professionalism on a working structure fire. There were several different tasks to be accomplished along with heavy radio traffic. Carrie remained very calm, clear and concise in her radio traffic. She was again recognized in October, when she was filled in as a trainer and received a call from a kayaker who had found a body face down on the rocks. Carrie notified her co-workers of the situation and took over the call. This didn’t stop her from dispatching several other calls while still on the phone with the caller. She is an extraordinary communications officer and an outstanding asset to our center.