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Posted on: June 1, 2018

21 Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians Graduate Fire and Rescue Recruit Academy

For Additional Information:
Laura Rinehart, Public Information Officer
[email protected] or 571-233-1649
June 1, 2018

For Immediate Release:
21 Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians Graduate Fire and Rescue Recruit Academy

On Friday, May 25th before family members and friends, twenty one recruits graduated from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s thirty sixth recruit class. In an official ceremony held at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens swore in the recruits in preparation for their assignments within the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System.

Deputy Chief of Training Randall L. Shank emceed the graduation ceremony as System Chief Keith Johnson, Algonkian District Supervisor Suzanne Volpe, Battalion Chief Bernard Gottholm and several training officers addressed the audience. Also in attendance were County Administrator Tim Hemstreet and Leesburg District Supervisor Kristen Umstattd. Each of the speakers commended the recruits on their hard work and dedication, recognizing their accomplishments as well as the family members who’ve supported them throughout this journey.

Special recognition goes out to Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Streeter who was designated top recruit for class 36. Firefighter Streeter showed exemplary leadership, poise and dedication throughout the challenging program earning the top recruit award. The Lt. Alex J. Keepers Memorial Award winner for class 36 was Firefighter/EMT Jacob Collins. The Lt. Alex J.  Keepers Memorial Award was established in 2013 to memorialize Lt. Keepers who was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident on his way to work on December 31, 2007. It is awarded to those recruits who made outstanding improvements during the recruit academy.     

 “This is a proud moment for our fire-rescue system,” stated Chief Johnson. “Through their dedication to our core values, teamwork, integrity, professionalism and service, these fine individuals will make valuable contributions to our fire and rescue family and the community as a whole.”

These recruits completed an extensive recruit academy that incorporated 1,000 hours of both emergency medical technician and firefighting training into a 30 week program. The following personnel will now begin their careers as Loudoun County Firefighter/EMTs, assigned to various fire and rescue companies throughout the County:

Recruit Class 36

Firefighter/EMT Cody Acord

Firefighter/EMT Michael Donaldson

Firefighter/EMT Edward Pifer

Firefighter/EMT Cody Anderson

Firefighter/EMT Jason Hall

Firefighter/EMT William Richards

Firefighter/EMT  Tiffany Borggren

Firefighter/EMT Patrick Hargrove

Firefighter/EMT Jeffrey Rizzo

Firefighter/EMT Justin Chonko

Firefighter/EMT Michael Hott

Firefighter/EMT Hanna Shoffner

Firefighter/EMT Jacob Collins

Firefighter/EMT Brandon Kaas

Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Streeter

Firefighter/EMT Caden Coppetti

Firefighter/EMT Douglas Kisling Jr

Firefighter/EMT Craig Thomas

Firefighter/EMT Michael Crocker

Firefighter/EMT Maude Lallemand

Firefighter/EMT Noah Wing



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