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ADOT to Honor SRP Employees for Heroic Deed

Water Construction Workers Who Extinguished Flaming Semi on Freeway to Receive Awards

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be honoring three SRP employees “for not hesitating to do the right thing at the right time,” and for being “the right people, at the right location with the right equipment.” 

On July 2, three of SRP’s Water Construction West employees — 40-year old Bryan Dodge of Phoenix, 30-year old Danlee Yazzie of Phoenix, and 23-year old Vince Ortega of Tolleson — were heading east on Interstate 10 when they came upon a tractor-trailer on fire near the Loop 101 interchange in the West Valley. With a full water truck and one DPS trooper on scene, the crew didn’t hesitate to use its SRP truck to extinguish the bulk of the flames before firefighters arrived.

ADOT will be awarding the SRP field workers with its A.I.R. Award for embodying ADOT’s values of Accountability, Integrity and Respect.

Click here to see live news coverage of the SRP water crew in action.

The SRP water truck is typically used for dust suppression on job sites in compliance with Maricopa County Air Quality.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m.

ADOT Administration
206 S. 17th Avenue in Phoenix (Southeast corner of 18th Avenue and Madison Street)
An SRP water truck will be near the ceremony location on the west end of the facility.


About ADOT
ADOT is a multimodal transportation agency responsible for planning, building and operating a complex statewide highway system, in addition to building and maintaining bridges, and the Grand Canyon Airport. A major component of the organization is the Motor Vehicle Division, which provides title, registration and driver-license services to the general public throughout the state of Arizona.

About SRP

SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP also is the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.