HJ486: Commending Steven Richardson.

Offered March 2, 2020
Commending Steven Richardson.
Patrons-- Tran; Senator: Barker

WHEREAS, in 2019, Steven Richardson received a Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award in the Fairfax County Government Volunteer category for his work to support first responders throughout the region; and

WHEREAS, Steven “Steve” Richardson was selected from a pool of 150 individual and group nominees to receive one of the awards, which were presented by Volunteer Fairfax and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, Steve Richardson is one of three primary volunteers qualified to operate the Canteen, a frontline support unit that responds to large-scale events like two-alarm or greater fires, search and rescue operations, or hostage situations; and

WHEREAS, with only four fire stations in Fairfax County maintaining Canteen units, Steve Richardson is responsible for a large territory covering multiple jurisdictions; in 2018, he recorded more than 900 hours of service with Station 22 of the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, Steve Richardson offers his time and leadership to young people as a Scout leader with the Boy Scouts of America and as a volunteer for Ecumenical Community Helping Others; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Steven Richardson on winning a 2019 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Steven Richardson as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his diligent work to support his fellow first responders and help safeguard the residents of Fairfax County.