NEW CUMEBRLAND, Pa. –
Firefighters Nathan Confer and Timothy Horner, Defense Logistics Agency Installation Management Susquehanna firefighters, have been recognized by the James A. Danner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 537 in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, as outstanding firefighters.
The James A. Danner VFW Post 537 took part in the annual VFW public safety award program, which recognizes an outstanding firefighter each year. Because the DLA Distribution Installation Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Fire Department also responds to the needs of the local community, they were acknowledged in the request for submissions.
Confer is a firefighter and emergency medical technician who continuously finds himself in front of his peers. His versatility, qualifications and dedication find him responding to emergencies both on and off the installation.
During a structural fire response to an apartment fire in New Cumberland, Confer encountered two occupants trapped in the building. Without hesitation, he acted quickly to gain access to the victims and assist them to safety.
Firefighter Nathan Confer received the DLA Life Save Award in February 2022.
Horner has been with the fire department since February 2010, and he has been essential to the ability of the department to support the emergency medical service mission.
Horner regularly volunteers to drive the mobile intensive care unit and assist during emergency responses. Horner also filled in as acting captain for the engine company on multiple occasions. His leadership and technical knowledge not only ensures the safety of his crews but also the safety of the customers he interacts with.
Horner is also an extremely active member of the community. He was elected as a labor union officer of the local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters, serves his home community as the safety officer with the Quakertown Fire Department and retired this year from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard after 28 years of service.
Both Confer and Horner have demonstrated a proven track record of not only upholding the highest standards of government service, but also in service to their communities. They are truly outstanding firefighters that DLA and their respective communities can be proud of.