Fire Department Salutes Chief Patrick

Posted on  01/04/2013 4:58 pm

On Monday January 7, 2013, the Wilmington Fire Department will celebrate the 32 year career of outgoing Chief of Fire, Willie J. Patrick with a traditional fire department “Blowing Out” ceremony. Chief Patrick was appointed to the Wilmington Fire Department on October 13, 1980 and has led the Department for 6 years after being appointed Chief of Fire on January 7, 2007.

The fire department will conduct their “Blowing Out” ceremony which is a ceremony where Firefighters give the retiring member a final salute and acknowledge the retiree with the blowing of the apparatus sirens. The “Blowing Out” ceremony will be held at Fire Headquarters located at 22 South Heald Street shortly after 12:00 noon.

The public is welcome to come and observe this event.