Hogan awards governor’s citation to Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department

Governor Larry Hogan and Chief Corinne Piccardi. Credit: Patrick Siebert / Via Office of the Governor’s Flickr.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan awarded a Governor Citation to the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department.

“I’m proud of each of you,” Hogan told firefighters and rescue workers at their Bethesda station on Wednesday. The Cabin John department also has a station in Potomac.

“I know it takes a lot of dedication for you to come here and do whatever you do to keep people safe.” He presented the citation to Chief Corinne Piccardi, who is Montgomery County’s first female volunteer fire chief, according to the governor’s office. She has been an active fire chief at the station since December 2016 and a volunteer member for over 20 years.

The citation recognizes the ministry’s 91 years of volunteer service and its efforts to protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have an amazing volunteer fire department,” Hogan said. “It’s amazing that you were able to keep running every shift, and without people getting distracted by COVID.[-19] like so many others have done.

Hogan visited the fire department and drove his new “state of the art” fire truck, which was purchased with the Maryland 508 and community funding. The ministry received $ 9,000 under the Restoring Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act, which Hogan introduced in January and enacted in February.

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Maryam is a reporter for Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in audiovisual journalism. Previously, she was an intern at MCM. She can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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