The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System is proud to announce the graduation of fourteen fire and rescue personnel from its fifth Officer Development School. These fourteen men and women attended the comprehensive, three week program at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire & Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg.
Members of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue’s senior staff worked alongside seasoned company officers to design the program for newly promoted officers; the curriculum focused on aspects of both leadership and management. This intensive, hands-on, training program focused on developing all aspects of a company officer’s role through a combination of lectures and practical exercises. Graduates refine their ability to lead and manage their staff and learn effective methods to mentor, cultivate, and grow our department’s personnel. The program utilized various internal instructors, as well as presenters from outside agencies to deliver dynamic presentations and conduct realistic exercises.
The graduation ceremony on Friday, January 17, 2020, was emceed by James Williams, Assistant Chief of Operations, who played a key role in the development and administration of the program. Chief of the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System, Keith H. Johnson, and John Sandy, Assistant County Administrator, each delivered remarks praising the hard work and commitment of the graduates as they presented their certificates.
Front (from left): Lt. Michael Dickson, Firefighter Kenneth Cregger, Lt. Amber McKiddy, Technician Daniel Young, Technician Darrell MyersBack (from left): Lt. Jeffrey Wolfe, Lt. Tristan Quigley, Technician Justin Hooker, Technician Jeffrey Mack, Firefighter Clayton Parmenter, Technician Jason Burau, Lt. Joshua Pebler