Station 24 Dedication Ceremony

 

On Saturday, April 13th, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue will hold a ceremony to dedicate Antioch Station 24 to Chief Emeritus Selby C. Jacobs.

In 1966, Chief Jacobs was hired in Prince William County as the first Fire Marshal and he became the second County-paid fire employee at that time. Chief Jacobs became the appointed Director of the Fire and Rescue Service in 1971, and in 1989 his title changed to Chief of the Department of Fire and Rescue.
Chief Jacobs was instrumental during the Department’s development and creation of a strong foundation that the Department has continued to build upon. A foundation that has yielded a service committed to high performance and has a reputation for excellence and continuous improvement.
Following 27 years of service to Prince William County, Chief Jacob’s retired on October 25, 1994. In recognition of his outstanding dedication as the Department’s first Fire Chief and his exemplary service to Prince William Fire and Rescue system and citizens, we are proud to formally dedicate Station 24 to him.


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Chief Kevin McGee applauding Chief Jacobs during the unveiling of the plaque.
 
 

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Dedication Plaque

 

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Chief Jacobs  & family members during the celebration
 
  

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Throughout the Department's 47 year history,
there have been three fire chiefs; pictured left to right:
Chief Kevin McGee, Chief Emeritus Selby Jacobs and Retired Chief Mary Beth Michos.