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March 3, 2010 > Firefighters honored for many years of service

Firefighters honored for many years of service

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Meenu Gupta

William Lichtenberger, William Tyrrell and Maurice Baker recently retired from Newark Fire Department (NFD). Bill Lichtenberger and Maurice Baker were at the meeting to receive commendations in honor of their years of service.

Bill Lichtenberger joined NFD on June 16, 1995, as a Fire Inspector, and made significant contributions to the organization through his outstanding performance during 15 years of service. He was appointed to Assistant Fire Marshal in 1999 and to Fire Marshal in 2001. He was a co-chair on Newark's Fireworks Task Force which established Newark's Zero Tolerance Campaign and addressed the growing illegal fireworks problem.

Maurice Baker began his firefighter career as a Volunteer Firefighter for NFD from May 1986 through July 1987. He joined as a firefighter on August1, 1987. He was nominated by his peers as the outstanding Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year in 2005. Baker became a certified Fire Officer in March 2006 and was appointed as an Acting Captain in April 2007. He provided outstanding service to the City for 23 years.

Bill Tyrrell started his firefighter career as a Volunteer Reserve Firefighter for Pleasanton Fire Department from July 1979 through July 1981. He joined the NFD as a Firefighter on July 16, 1981. During his 29 years' service, he trained and mentored new recruits. He was also appointed a Hazardous Materials Specialist in July 1987 and appointed to Captain in January 2001.

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