Station 5 and the Arlington County Fire Department has lost yet another good one to retirement. Steve Hughes has retired after 34+ years with Arlington County. He is distinguished as one of the best for his skills and abilities on the truck and managed to stay focused and committed to the mission of ACFD.
His final shift was a special one because he was assigned to the truck with his Brother and Nephew who are also ACFD firefighters and a quick visit from his mother.
We are incredibly grateful to “Pop Pop” Steve for his many years of dedicated service and wish him well as he transitions into a well-deserved retirement. Congratulations and stay safe!
FF Hughes also passed on the Senior Firefighter shield to FF Ray Gorham. FF Gorham is now the most senior firefighter on the department.