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Retired Baltimore Fire Chief
Speaks at Firefighter Graduation

What: 110th Recruit School Graduation Ceremony
When: Friday, March 5, 2004, at 7 p.m.
Where: Fairfax County Government Center Auditorium

Since October 20, 2003, 22 recruit firefighters/emergency medical technicians from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department have been training to handle hazardous materials incidents, high-rise and emergency vehicle extrication operations, swift water and confined rescue, fire suppression, and other emergency medical incidents. The recruit firefighting course is strenuous, both physically and mentally. The firefighter recruits will officially become professional firefighters at the graduation ceremony, Friday, March 5, 2004.

Chief Herman Williams Jr. will be the graduation speaker. He is a retired Fire Chief from the Baltimore City Fire Department. Mr. Williams began his career in public service in 1954 with the City of Baltimore Fire Department where he served as a firefighter, company officer, and chief for 47 years. In 1992, Mr. Williams became the first African-American Fire Chief of Baltimore City.

Chief Williams is currently the chairman of the board of Directors of the Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore City, and an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

110th Recruit School

Recruit Firefighter Peter Besong, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Recruit Firefighter Joshua R. Brandon, Bentonville, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Allan R. Burchell, Spotsylvania, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Patrick A. Butler, Waldorf, Maryland

Recruit Firefighter Dennis S. Camacho Alexandria, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Heather A. Campbell, Bealeton, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Charles H. Ford IV, Washington, D.C.

Recruit Firefighter Ian M. Kelly, Lorton, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Hyun J. Lee, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Recruit Firefighter Javier M. Lope, Bristow, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Wendy Y. Mitchell, Delaplane, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter David T. Orsi, Woodbridge, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Tae K. Pak, Alexandria , Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Scott C. Powell, Clarksburg , Maryland

Recruit Firefighter Kevin J. Steinhilber, Springfield , Virginia

Recruit Firefighter John J. Tedesco, Fairfax, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Karen M. Torpey, Herndon, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Mark Wolfin Falls, Church, Virginia

Recruit Firefighter Michael R. Worthington, Blain, Pennsylvania

Recruit Firefighter Robert C. Young, Fort Washington, Maryland

Recruit Firefighter Todd M. Young, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

Recruit Firefighter Peter Zagorites, Leesburg, Virginia


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