Fire Department honors top firefighters
Fairfield Fire Chief Tony Velasquez. left, congratulates Danny Torres as he is recognized as the Fairfield Fire Department's Reserve Firefighter of the Year at the Downtown Theatre in Fairfield, Saturday. The Fairfield Fire Department also recognized the Fire Officer of the Year and the Firefighter of the Year. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Fire Department awards ceremony Saturday lasted just 43 minutes – in keeping with the firefighter tradition of short response times and prompt service.
As is likewise a fire tradition, the event was as all-inclusive and encompassing as could be, recognizing dignitaries from the city, county and state, an opening and closing video presentation, recognitions, promotions and retirements – all stuffed inside a short but meaningful event.
Along with promotions, recognitions and retirements, the focal point of the ceremony was honoring three Employee of the Year candidates. Continue Reading