Recognizing Captain Charles Simpson's Service to the City of Dearborn

Floor Speech

Date: Jan. 25, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mrs. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Captain Charles Simpson on the occasion of his retirement from the Dearborn Fire Department after almost 25 years of service to the City of Dearborn, Michigan. His significant service to our community is worthy of commendation.

Captain Simpson joined the Dearborn Fire Department in 1998 and that same year received the Fire Chief Life Saving Award. He consistently moved up the ranks of the Department, being promoted to Fire Engineer in 2007, Lieutenant in 2012, and finally Captain in 2017. Captain Simpson's dedication to duty is evident in earning a Perfect Attendance award 3 times in his career, as well as completing the Rope Rescue Operations training in 2016. Over the course of his extensive career, Captain Simpson has been the recipient of countless awards for excellence in service including the Fire Chief Life Saving Award, Fire Chief Unit Commendation, multiple Meritorious Company Commendations, Fire Chief Company Citation, and the John D. Dingell Medal of Freedom Memorial Commendation.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring Captain Charles Simpson for his exemplary 25 years of service. He has selflessly served the City of Dearborn in his role as a Captain of the Fire Department and has been steadfastly dedicated to the safety of our community. I join with Captain Simpson's family, friends, and colleagues in extending my best wishes to him in retirement.