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Governor Youngkin honors Firefighters across the state

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced and honored the 2022 Governor’s Fire Service Awards winners at the Virginia Fire Chief’s Association Expo and Symposium in Virginia Beach.

The awards acknowledge excellence in Virginia’s fire service personnel.

Harrisonburg’s Fire Chief Tobia received the Fire Chief of the Year Award along with Barry Lotts of Riverheads Volunteer Fire Department.

Firefighter of the year award went to Loudoun County Firefighter Meaghan Gruber and Bedford’s James Parker.

Ryan McGill of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue received the excellence in fire services award.

The Governor along with the Executive Director of Fire Programs Director Brad Creasy thanked all that serve.

They both made note that with the increased demand for service coupled with staff shortages made it important to recognize those men and women who routinely display acts of bravery while risking their own lives saving others.

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