2012 Firefighter of the Year Ceremony, July 18

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 12-50
Date:  July 6, 2012

Who:      Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

What:    2012 Career Firefighter of the Year Ceremony

When:    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Where:   Fairfax County Public Safety Center
                Massey Building, A-Level Conference Center
                4100 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia

The 2012 Career Firefighter of the Year ceremony will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Public Safety Center, 4100 Chain Bridge Road, honoring Master Technician Robert Upchurch.

A 25-year veteran, Master Technician Upchurch has performed in a singularly outstanding fashion throughout his career. Most noteworthy has been his service as Chairman of the department’s Apparatus Committee. One of the most important and highly visible committees in the organization, Master Technician Upchurch has served with distinction. He contributed countless hours, in addition to regular committee meetings, involving apparatus research and best practices, development of a technical manual, and providing wise counsel to senior management. His selfless service immeasurably added to the outstanding apparatus readiness of the department’s fleet.

The Firefighter of the Year Award is the department’s highest award, established in 1985 to provide special recognition for outstanding service and dedication that is in keeping with highest traditions of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. Master Technician Upchurch is the 27th recipient of the award. 

Master Technician Upchurch is assigned to Fire and Rescue Station 41, Crosspointe, and lives in Burke, Virginia.

For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs,
services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
4100 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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