[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2023)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E51]
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                          HON. DEBBIE DINGELL

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, January 25, 2023

  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 
  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.