Three members of Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Department were honored at the department’s annual banquet on Friday, according to a department news release.
Derrick Washington was recognized by the department as 2016 Reserve Firefighter of the Year. Washington joined the department as a reserve firefighter in September 2001 and has earned more than 1,000 hours of continuing education and earned more than 30 certificates, according to the release. Recently, he was one of the top five finalists in a national outstanding firefighter contest.
Joseph “Joe” Ciccone was awarded 2016 Firefighter of the Year. He supervises ladder maintenance and testing and recently finished his Emergency Medical Technician certification at Technical College of the Lowcountry.
Capt. John Robinson was honored as the 2016 Joseph C. Robinson Career Achievement Award recipient. Robinson is the department’s training and education officer and a South Carolina Fire Academy instructor. He is an alumnus of the National Fire Academy and graduated from the South Carolina Fire Fighter Association’s Leadership Institute. Robinson is also a state-certified fire marshal and a member of the South Carolina chapter of the International Fire Arson Investigators and the South Carolina Fire and Life Safety educators. He is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy’s four-year Executive Fire Officer Program.