The Dale City Volunteer Fire Department (DCVFD) celebrated their 50-years in service to the community at a recent awards ceremony.
Held at the Fox Chase Manor in Manassas, members of the volunteer fire department and their loved ones came to celebrate their service.
DCVFD member and State Senator Jeremy McPike spoke about the founding of the department.
“50 years in Dale City – I want to make sure people understand – is the kind of birth of a whole community that occurred in 1967…they had an idea – ‘we have to to build, piece by piece, what our community is going to look like’. And they did it together,” said McPike.
According to McPike, the department fields around 20,000 calls per year.
He also spoke about the diversity amongst the DCVFD members.
“We all come from so many different backgrounds – whether it’s OJ in IT, or attorneys here, we have doctors…we’ve got folks that work from military backgrounds,” said McPike.
Several new members were installed during the ceremony, that recently completed training and joined the DCVFD.
Awards were also given out to DCVFD members. Members received the Joseph Quigley Honor Guard Award, Battalion Awards, Cadet Awards, EMS Provider Awards, Firefighter Awards, Cadet of the Year, EMS Provider of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Officer of the Year.
Years of Service pins were also given, and Life Members were inducted during the ceremony.
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