Introducing Our "New" Firefighters
Six new firefighters join the Bay Fire Department after rigorous physical and academic training. Chief San Fillippo congratulates and welcomes them to the team!
These new firefighters are the future of the fire service, and the future leaders of our department. They will be responsible for leading the next generation of firefighters and preparing them for the tough job ahead.
They have chosen a career that is as dangerous as it is gratifying. They will see terrible things happen to good people; they’ll feel frustration and anger, and they’ll second guess themselves and wonder if they could’ve done more. But they will also do good and great things — things that no one else could or would do — and they’ll have many successes.
And even when they can’t “fix” the problem, just their presence will provide comfort to someone who is hurting or afraid. The boots they have to fill are bigger than they know, but I have no doubt that each of them is up for the challenge.
Congratulations to (in photo, from left):
Firefighter River Hayden
Firefighter Michael Guitreau
Firefighter Gary Maurice, Jr.
Engineer/EMT Gary Catalano (center, not in uniform)
Firefighter Derrion Elzy
Firefighter John Glidden
Firefighter De’Sean Reece (kneeling)