2023 Annapolis Fire Department News
2023 10 11 Chief Charles H. Steele Public Safety Award – 2023 Recipient
The Department is pleased to announce that Firefighter First Class Jonas E. Brooks is the 2023 recipient of the Chief Charles H. Steele Public Safety Award. The award was presented to him on October 11, 2023.
The Chief Charles H. Steele Public Safety Award is named in honor of retired Fire Chief Charles H. Steele, the first career Fire Chief of the Annapolis Fire Department. Chief Steele served as the Fire Chief from 1964-1987 and his leadership, vision and pursuit of excellence laid a solid foundation for the Annapolis Fire Department.
The award was created at the behest of the Annapolis Public Safety Committee (PSC) to recognize the efforts of a member of our Department that has made significant improvements in improving public safety or enhancing the image of the Annapolis Fire Department.
Firefighter First Class Brooks was recognized for his work in the FESU Division, the AFD Honor Guard, various community programs including “Shop with a Cop”, Toys for Tots, Restoration Community Development Food Drive and mentoring of the youth in the Annapolis Community. The Department congratulates Firefighter First Class Brooks and appreciates his contributions toward enhancing the lives of the citizens of Annapolis.
2023 10 11 Pinning and Swearing-In Ceremony
On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, the Annapolis Fire Department held a Pinning and Swearing-In Ceremony for Completion of Firefighter/Paramedic Training Program for FF Ukeme Akpan, FF Francis Larkin, FF Damien Lucien, FF Michael Mckeldin, Jr., and FF Justin Smith in the City Hall Council Chambers.
2023 09 15 Promotion Pinning Ceremony
On September 15, 2023, the Annapolis Fire Department held a Pinning Ceremony for the promotion that occurred effective September 14, 2023. Family members attended to assist in changing the pins for the rank of newly promoted Lieutenant Samuel D. Winner, Jr.
2023 09 07 Wreath Laying LODD FF Schwallenberg
On September 7, 2023, personnel from the Annapolis Fire Department and Anne Arundel County Fire Department held a graveside ceremony with a wreath laying in remembrance of the 59th Anniversary of the Line-of-Duty-Death of Volunteer Firefighter John W. Schwallenberg of the Rescue Hose Company Number 1.
2023 07 13 Anniversary of LODD FF Johnson
On July 13, 2023, personnel from the Annapolis Fire Department, Naval District Washington - Support Services Annapolis (U.S. Naval Academy Fire Dept), and the Anne Arundel County Fire Department held a graveside memorial and wreath-laying for Firefighter Johnson on the 65th anniversary of his line of duty death.
2023 01 06 - Promotion Pinning Ceremony
On January 6, 2023, personnel from the Annapolis Fire Department held a Promotion Pinning Ceremony for Michael Lonergan, Jr., Jeffrey Gunter, Andrew Collins, Joshua Dupre, Eileen Proctor, Josue Ceballos, Daryl Caldwell, Kyle Greim, Bridget Weiss & Bryan Wright. Family members attended to assist in changing the pins for the rank of our personnel newly promoted personnel.