BAGHDAD - A Shepherdsville man is making a big difference for our soldiers in Iraq. And he doesn’t even carry a weapon.
George Allen Blevens, an Electrical Inspector employed by Hill International Inc., is serving as a member of Task Force SAFE. The 36-year-old’s daily job is the safety of service members and civilians in Iraq.
Task Force SAFE (Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity) was formed by a Congressional mandate in August 2008 to inspect, assess and correct any electrical, fire or safety issues at more than 94,000 Coalition facilities across Iraq.
Made up of highly-skilled electricians, fire protection experts and a variety of other civilian and military specialists, TF SAFE has completed inspection on more than 51,000 facilities in the past ten months. This has also led to a 50 reduction reduction in electrical and fire incidents within the Coalition.
Blevens, a graduate of Bullitt Central High School, currently serves as a subject matter expert and team leader in Mosul, Iraq. His knowledge and experience are key to the health and safety of servicemen and women in the Iraqi theater of operations.
“My mission is to do my part to protect those who protect our freedom,” he adds.
His wife Robin and son William live in Shepherdsville. His
daughters, Shannon Wiehoff and Cindy Corbett reside in Cincinnati and Bardstown, respectively. His parents, George and Gloria Blevens live in Louisville.
Blevens has been working in Iraq since last October.