Reggie Baker InWARN Award
2016 Reggie Baker Award Recipient- Mr. Tm Fredrick
Reggie Baker, IDEM’s first Security and Counter Terrorism Coordinator, recognized early on how beneficial having a water and wastewater mutual aid network here in Indiana would be. With Pat Carroll’s backing he joined our InWARN Steering Committee and worked with us for over a year and a half on the formation and expansion of our InWARN Network. Without his efforts and support our InWARN Network would not be where it is today. We acknowledge his contributions to the formation of our Network and honor his memory by designating this award as the Reggie Baker InWARN Award.
The recipient of this year’s award also recognized the potential benefits of participating in a mutual aid network as their utility joined in 2012. This individual was appointed to the Steering Committee as a representative of one of our supporting organization in 2014. Shortly after being appointed, he and I worked together to develop significant clarity and transparency in our organization. In 2015 he was the prime mover behind the growth in our membership.
Each year, the past Reggie Baker Award recipients vote to decide who the current recipient should be. As InWARN’s current Chair, it is my privilege to announce that this year’s Award goes to an individual that was willing to step in, step up and represent not only our InWARN organization, but the organization that he represents on our Steering Committee, the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water. It is with great honor that I am able to present the 2016 Reggie Baker InWARN award, in front of all his peers, to Mr. Tim Frederick.
InWARN is a network of water and wastewater utilities, public and private, that have signed a voluntary, mutual aid agreement to provide aid in the form of utility personnel and equipment to help other member utilities get their water and wastewater facilities back into operation after major emergencies. If you would like to help us advance our InWARN mission: “To support and promote statewide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and mutual aid between water and wastewater utilities responding to major emergencies” , please consider becoming a sponsor. For more information on the levels of sponsorship and how to become a sponsor see our InWARN Sponsorship Program brochure.
2015 InWARN Sponsors
Platinum ($2,500 or greater)
Indiana Section American Water Works Association
Indiana Rural Water Association
Gold ($1,000 – $2,499 )
Silver ($500 – $999)
Alliance of Indiana Rural Water
Bronze ($100 – $499)
How does InWARN work during an emergency?
After a disaster, Member Utilities are able to request assistance through InWARN’s Regional Emergency Operations Coordinators (REOCs) or through this website, indicating the specific assistance needed. Member Utilities can respond if they have the personnel and equipment to do so. Since power and communication systems are often damaged during major emergencies, InWARN REOCs will work through State Emergency Management officials to communicate with Member Utilities in the affected areas.