Assistant Chief Earns Executive Fire Officer Designation

Assistant Fire Chief Erick Gerritson has earned Executive Fire Officer (EFO) designation after completing a four year program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  The EFO program requires each student to attend four on-campus classes which are each two weeks in length. After each on-campus class, students must successfully complete an applied research paper  within the following six months focusing on an problem area within his/her department 

“I am extremely proud of Assistant Chief Gerritson’s personal accomplishments” said, Fire Chief Peter O’Leary. “ I know how hard Erick worked to achieve this goal, made even more challenging during this past year due to the pandemic.  I am confident the he and the City will benefit from the knowledge he’s gained for many years to come.”  AC Gerritson is the 5th FDLFR member to achieve this milestone.

Due to the pandemic, AC Gerritson will receive his certificate from the National Fire Academy via Zoom at FDLFR Station 1 on Thursday January 21, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Chief O’Leary will make the presentation.