Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

G Gathering Chesapeake Fire Department honors firefighters and citizens

Chesapeake Fire Department honors firefighters and citizens



The Chesapeake Fire Department held it's annual employee recognition awards ceremony at the Chesapeake Conference Center with Chief Timothy Sendelbach of Savannah, Ga., President/Founder of the Training &Education Services, being the guest speaker. Fire Chief, R. Stephen Best, Sr, presented special awards to firefighters and local citizens who have donated their services or materials to the Fire Department.


Guest speaker T.J. McAndrews, District Chief of Virginia Beach, left, with Dan Fermil, Chief Medical Officer of Chesapeake.

Guest speaker Timothy E. Sendelbach, President/Founder of Training & Education Services, left, with Barry Jennings, Division Chief of Chesapeake.

Marcia Hawkins, Assistant Fire Chief of Norfolk, left, and T.J. McAndrews, District Chief of Virginia Beach.

Jon Siebring, General Manager of the Marriott in Greenbrier, his wife, Mylene, and son Evan. Jon received the Citizen's Service Award for allowing the Fire Department use of the hotel for training purposes.

Lt. Scott and Kathy Clifford of Chesapeake enjoyed the ceremony.

Six-year-old Taryn Thornton, received the Citizen's Service Award for calling 911 and saving her mother's life.

Timothy Smith received the Citizen's Service Medal.

Firefighter/EMT Jeff Morales made special presentations to those fellow firefighters and members of the community who unselfishly gave to support his family when he was in Norfolk General Hospital.

City Council member Patricia Willis shook hands with guest speaker Chief Timothy Sendelbach, President/Founder of Training & Education Services.