Thank you all for joining me in this special ceremony.
I want to Thank President Biden, …Secretary Mayorkas, … and FEMA Administrator Criswell for this opportunity.
I am also extremely grateful …. to the leaders of the national fire and emergency services organizations … who are here in the room… and those attending virtually… for their support… We have lots to do together!
I want to recognize my long-time mentors Chief Denny Compton and Chief Russ Sanders for their guidance … and my husband, Rich Merrell, a Fire Captain with 30 years on the job… I am thankful for his wise counsel … and his encouragement of my passion to serve … and now we are on another adventure!… I am also grateful for the support of our sons and our families! Read More…