The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) is honored to announce the graduation of 67 first responders who successfully completed various levels of fire and rescue training.
On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the graduates were joined by friends and family, along with members of LC-CFRS leadership, Loudoun County Administration and the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors at a ceremony recognizing these individuals who have committed to honorably serve their communities. Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens was on hand to officially swear in the most recent graduates to the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. Deputy Chief of Training Randall L. Shank emceed the event and introduced speakers to include Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall and System Chief Keith Johnson.
47 of the students completed the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) course, 10 students completed the Firefighter I-II course, and 10 graduated the Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) program. In addition to their full-time jobs, schooling, and family obligations, the graduates dedicated countless hours over the last six months to their training and have achieved Loudoun County, Commonwealth of Virginia, and National Certifications.
It is tradition for LC-CFRS instructors to designate one individual as the “top student” for each graduating class that exemplifies leadership, dedication, academic success, and the ability to motivate others. The top students recognized Thursday include Tyler Yudd for the Firefighter I-II class, Claire Davison for Summer EMT-B, Hana Al Shawi and Ed Jackson for their respective Fall EMT-B classes, and Adam Smith for the EMT-Paramedic class.
“This is a proud moment as we continue to grow our fire and rescue system,” stated System Chief Keith Johnson. “These fine individuals will make valuable contributions to our fire and rescue family and to the Loudoun County community. Thank you for your commitment, courage, and willingness to serve.”
Please visit News-Release--LC-CFRS Graduation January 5, 2023 for a link to the full news release to include a listing of all graduates.
Loudoun County’s Combined Fire and Rescue System is incredibly proud of the dedication and service of our volunteer and career first responders. For more information about LC-CFRS visit www.loudoun.gov/fire or to become a volunteer first responder in Loudoun County visit www.OpenNewDoors.org.