Beaufort/Port Royal department recognizes 2016 awardees

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Pictured above from left are Derrick Washington, Joseph “Joe” Ciccone, and Capt. John Robinson.

The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department has named Derrick Washington as the 2016 Reserve Firefighter of the Year.

Washington has been a reserve firefighter for the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department since September 2001.

Throughout Washington’s career, he has logged over 1,000 continuing education hours and has earned over 30 different certificates. Washington was a top five finalist in a contest to name the nation’s most outstanding volunteer firefighter.

Firefighter Joseph “Joe” Ciccone was named the 2016 Firefighter of the Year. He oversees the ladder maintenance and testing. Ciccone recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Capt. John Robinson was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Joseph C. Robinson Career Achievement Award. Robinson is a 16-year veteran with the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and is the training and education officer for the department.