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Derrick Richardson gives back to the community as Fire Captain

Derrick Richardson carries a fire hose in preparation to attack a house fire. He has been a firefighter for 21 years and a Fire Captain for nine of those years. “I hold a number of fire certifications and am able to do a multiple jobs in the fire service, Richardson said. “I love helping people and giving back and I do that in the fire service and in my community as a volunteer. I love the job and the work it includes.”

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

Serving his community as a firefighter after graduating in 1990, alumnus Derrick Richardson was promoted to Fire Captain in Alton, Ill. He has been a firefighter since 1997 and was promoted after only nine years of being on the force. “Fire captain is a tested position. I tested and got promoted to en...

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