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Staff Sgt. Christopher Hale, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection crew chief, was recognized as this week’s Warrior of the Week at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 04. Hale was recognized for multiple accomplishments on and off duty to include responding to a motor vehicle accident and volunteering at The District of Columbia Special Olympics Summer Games. (U. S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hale, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection crew chief, was recognized as this week’s Warrior of the Week at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 04. Hale was recognized for multiple accomplishments on and off duty to include responding to a motor vehicle accident and volunteering at The District of Columbia Special Olympics Summer Games. (U. S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua R. M. Dewberry)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MARYLAND -- Staff Sgt. Christopher Hale, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection crew chief, was recognized as this week's warrior of the week. He protects people, property and the environment from fires and disasters, as well as provides fire prevention, firefighting, rescue and hazardous materials response.

He was recognized for accomplishments on and off duty.

Hale responded to a motor vehicle accident two weeks ago. Upon arrival, he determined that a vehicle and motorcyclist collided and the cyclist had been ejected.

Hale's leadership in directing crews to establish a landing zone and to deploy fire attack lines for the helicopter and emergency scene. He ensured the patient was safely loaded for medical evacuation.

Hale also volunteered with the District of Columbia Special Olympics Summer Games supporting 1,000 special needs children in the local community.

Hale, a Red Bank, N.J., native joined the Air Force on Sept. 15, 2008 to serve his country and travel. He has deployed once to Al Udeid, Qatar.

Hale's interests include personal fitness and participating in marathons. He has also earned his Associate of Science in Fire Science degree.