HR235: Commending Lieutenant Andrew Zysk.


Offered March 10, 2022
Commending Andrew Zysk.
Patron-- Simonds

 WHEREAS, the Newport News City firefighter Lieutenant Andrew Zysk was recognized as 2021 Virginia Firefighter of the Year by Governor Youngkin, as a part of the Governor’s Fire Service Awards; and

WHEREAS, the award is meant to recognize and honor excellence within Virginia’s fire services; and WHEREAS, Lt. Zysk has served the Newport News City Fire Department since 2011; and

WHEREAS, his roles in the department include being a training officer and volunteering at a camp for children burn victims; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Zysk is known by his colleagues for his passion for physical fitness and inspires them to be stronger; and

WHEREAS, he is also known for being a tremendous leader and having the highest character; and

WHEREAS, the Newport News Fire Chief Jeff Johnson said Lt. Zysk, “is a true leader and we are fortunate to have him as part of the team that trains our newest firefighters.”; and

WHEREAS, when it comes to his students he is approachable and always willing to give his advice and help; and

WHEREAS, Lt. Zysk holds himself to the same standard that he holds his students and would never ask them to complete a task that he could not do himself; and

WHEREAS, his care for his trainees cannot go unnoticed and is proof of his character; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Lieutenant Andrew Zysk for being recognized as the 2021 Virginia Firefighter of the Year; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Andrew Zysk, Newport News City firefighter, as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the team’s historic victory.