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Clarksburg Fire Department Swears in Two New Probationary Firefighters: Tyler Hott & Christofer Webb

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5/16/17

The City of Clarksburg Fire Department is proud to announce that Tyler Hott and Christofer Webb have been officially sworn in as Probationary Firefighters. 

The ceremony, which took place in City Council Chambers, was filled with Clarksburg Firefighters, City Manager Martin Howe, Mayor Catherine Goings, Vice Mayor Jim Malfregeot as well as many family members.

Fire Chief Rick Scott stated both firefighters have lots of fire service within their families.  Firefighter Webb is a second-generation firefighter, his father Jeff Webb was employed with the Clarksburg Fire Department for 10 years.  Firefighter Hott is a third-generation firefighter with his father and grandfather both serving.

Firefighter Webb family

Firefighter Hott family

Mayor Catherine Goings congratulated them and stated, “Welcome to the City of Clarksburg, as a new employee of the City of Clarksburg, but more importantly thank you for your commitment to our City.  The service that you provide is something that we hope we don’t have to use, but it is comforting to know that you are there to protect us.”

Vice Mayor Jim Malfregeot continued, “Congratulations gentlemen, you are both top notch men I am confident you will do a good job protecting our City.”

City Manager Martin Howe concluded “It is my pleasure to bring you into the City and we expect great things from both of you.  It is a family tradition we’re finding within our Fire Department.  The legacy is carried on and this will definitely be your family as well and you will have your individual families for your support.  Welcome to the City of Clarksburg and we look forward to you being great employees.”

Both Firefighters will now be required to go through a three (3) year apprenticeship program.

Story and photos by Dominique Spatafore | City of Clarksburg