Wilmington Firefighter Honored By The Kiwanis Club

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The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington held their quarterly luncheon today at the Hotel DuPont honoring personnel from various public safety agencies in New Castle County. The Kiwanis Club bestowed the honor of Firefighter of the 1st Quarter 2018 to Captain Gordon Davis. Captain Davis was hired by the Wilmington Fire Department on August 23, 2004. He was selected because of his dedication and determination to move our great department forward and start an innovative department wide training.

Approximately one year ago, Captain Davis approached the Fire Administration to develop a Squad School. The Squad School’s main mission was to train in a multitude of technical rescue disciplines which would ultimately enhance our operations. After numerous discussions with the Training Unit a plan was developed and with the approval of the Chief of Fire it was initiated. The program was a year in length and over 70 firefighters participated. All the firefighters have completed the core courses and are able to test for national certifications. Captain Davis saw the need to enhance our training and worked tirelessly throughout the year delivering the core courses:

Rope Rescue
High Angle Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
Basic Water Rescue
Swift Water Rescue
Advanced Vehicle Rescue and Machinery Rescue

Captain Davis dedicated numerous hours of on-duty and off-duty time delivering the above mentioned courses. Throughout his career, Captain Davis has always had the best interest of the Wilmington Fire Department as his top priority. Captain Davis epitomizes what firefighters should strive to achieve.

Source: Wilmington Fire Department

 

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