New Danville Firefighters Get a Warm Welcome

New Danville Firefighters Get a Warm Welcome

There was a full house today at Danville’s Robert E. Jones Municipal Building as six new firefighters were sworn in.  And that ceremony was followed by two others – one involving the promotions of three firefighters and another swearing-in a probationary new police officer.

Brian Hogg, President of Danville Firefighters Local 429, is thrilled to see six new firefighters coming on board….

Danville Mayor Rickey Williams Junior noted the new recruits are joining a family of firefighters….

Danville Public Safety Director Larry Thomason was asked what he expects will happen when the federal SAFER grant money runs out in three years….

Director Thomason also noted two more firefighters will be joining the division at the end of the month to replace two who are retiring.  Friends and family members of the six new firefighters packed the city council chambers for the ceremony.

[The six new probationary firefighters are shown in the photo above.  They are Lucio Torres, Kaleb Thompson, Jordan Sheahan, Zachary Waclaw, Devin Heinrichs and Brandon Hudson.  Hudson, Heinrichs, and Waclaw are following in the footsteps of their firefighter fathers.]

Also today (Wednesday) a promotion ceremony was held marking the promotion of Chris McMahon to Lieutenant, Aaron Marcott (center) to Captain, and Donald McMasters (on right) to Assistant Chief on the Fire Department.  (You can click on the photos to enlarge them.)