Firefighter of the Month
“Congratulations Deputy Fire Marshal Wanda Miller for being named the Employee of the Month for October 2015. Chief Bulanow, in his memo to Deputy Fire Marshal Miller, wrote the following: I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Deputy Fire Marshal Wanda Miller for her outstanding work with the Senior Care Program. The North Charleston Fire Department launched the Senior Care Program in April 2014.
In the nomination letter to the chief, Fire Marshal Cindy Killette wrote:
The Senior Care Program is our newest program reaching out to our senior citizen population in high-risk neighborhoods. The program includes home safety checks, installation of stove-top fire suppressors, testing and replacement of smoke alarms as necessary, and sign-up for the Vial of Life program, an informational communication device that provides emergency workers with potentially lifesaving medical information. Wanda has been instrumental in over-seeing the program and has completed the installation of nearly all the 1000 sets of stove top canisters in the homes of North Charleston residents. Wanda has taken this program to heart, she spends one-on-one time with our seniors and makes additional phone calls on their behalf when she comes across seniors who need extra care or help.
Since the program started, Charleston Consolidated Dispatch has launched the Smart-911 Program and Wanda integrated the program into our Senior Care Program as well. She takes the time to help families input all the necessary information for the Smart-911- program.
Wanda also works with Kim Ford, who oversees the Mayor's Office on Aging. Mrs. Ford needed assistance with an 85-year-old visually impaired resident who was being evicted from her home...Wanda, with assistance from other members of the department, was able to move all the lady's belongings to a warehouse until they were able to find her another home. Mrs. Ford contacted Wanda later the same month to help move the lady's belonging out of storage and to her new home.
Wanda continues to display her dedication to the City of North Charleston through her service to the business owners and residents of this great city. She truly personifies our organizational values and displays the diligence and drive to accomplish the mission and vision of the North Charleston Fire Department. It is for these reasons, that I am nominating Deputy Fire Marshal Wanda Miller for Employee of the Month.