The City of Orange and the Orange Fire Department would like to congratulate our dedicated firefighters on reaching the one-year milestone in their firefighting careers.
Mayor Spears and Chief Bilbo recently honored these firefighters at a city council meeting, recognizing their hard work and commitment throughout their rookie year. They endured extensive training tailored to the Orange Fire Department and the City of Orange, covering everything from rules and regulations and standard operating procedures to mastering the locations of streets and addresses and over 800 fire hydrants across the city. These individuals underwent extensive physical and technical training, ensuring they have the skills and abilities to handle even the most demanding fire and EMS incidents effectively. After successfully completing their one-year probationary period, Chief Bilbo presented them with badges for their helmets, signifying their official position as firefighters for the City of Orange Fire Department.
Pictured L to R: Mayor Larry Spears Jr., Ricardo Martinez, Samantha Murphy, Sean Gray, and Chief Bilbo