On Friday, June 2, Fire Chief Bowers and Deputy Chief Cochrane presented Master Technician Leo Sullivan with the Senior Firefighter shield. This designation honors the most senior firefighter in the department in terms of years of service. Master Technician Sullivan, who was in the 58th Recruit School, started in January of 1983 which means he has 34.5 years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. He is currently stationed at Fire Station 2, Vienna, C-Shift.
This time around there is actually a tie for Senior Firefighter with his Recruit School 58 classmate Master Technician Dave May from Fire Station 41, Crosspointe, A-Shift. Master Technician May should be receiving his Senior Firefighter shield soon.