Lexington Fire Department Battalion Chief Gregg Bayer has been awarded the Fire Intelligence Liaison Officer of the Year by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security’s Intelligence Fusion Center.
Inspired by the Department of Homeland Security’s, “If you see something, say something” campaign, Bayer developed a suspicious activity reporting page within the fire department’s intranet system.
Sworn employees are able to report if something they see seems suspicious. It came into play when an employee reported some suspicious activities before First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to Eastern Kentucky University in 2013. Law enforcement was able to check out and clear the report.
Bayer also publishes monthly bulletins distributed to the division concerning issues related to the fire service and homeland security.