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Mobile District Employees Supporting New Mexico Fire Response

USACE, Mobile District
Published Dec. 13, 2022
Five men standing in a field.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District employees in support of the post-wildfire debris removal in New Mexico on November 24, 2022. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Photo)

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District has deployed five employees in support of the rebuild from the New Mexico wildfires that occurred during the spring of 2022.

The Mobile District is working in partnership with the local, state, and federal response teams managing debris removal contracts. The debris contract is to remove the remnants of all eligible burned structures, vehicles, and hazard trees.

USACE’s Baltimore District is the lead on this mission, Mobile District Employees Brent Mortimer, Russell Blount, Hunter Stanley, Ernest Noe, and Kevin Nazario volunteered for the wildfire response as Quality Assurance Specialists (QA) and Quality Assurance Supervisors (QAS) to close out the mission.

“We observe the site as a back check on all the contractors. In addition to ensuring the contractors are doing the work in accordance with the contract, we send daily reports to the Mission Manager on the progress of each site.” Said Brent Mortimer, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Mobile District

The devastating wildfires were the largest in New Mexico’s history — swept through the northern part of the state during spring and early summer this year.

“Wildfires that create wide-scale damage requires a wide scale response for recovery,” said Mortimer. “To be able to help this community, even in a small way, this is the reason that I enjoy working for USACE. We can help people and do something impactful.”


With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.





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