MFD hold ceremony honoring firefighter’s retirement, and another’s promotion

Lieutenant Henry G. Ferrick has retired after 35 years of service with the Malden Fire Department. Pictured from left to right, are; Mayor Gary Christenson, Henry Ferrick  ( or should it be Lt. Henry Ferrick ), Ward 5 City Councillor Barbara Murphy and Ward 7 City Councillor Neal Anderson; front row, Brendan, Cameron and Steven Edwards at the Malden Fire Department promotion and retirement ceremony.

Lieutenant Henry G. Ferrick has retired after 35 years of service with the Malden Fire Department. Pictured from left to right, are; Mayor Gary Christenson, Henry Ferrick ( or should it be Lt. Henry Ferrick ), Ward 5 City Councillor Barbara Murphy and Ward 7 City Councillor Neal Anderson; front row, Brendan, Cameron and Steven Edwards at the Malden Fire Department promotion and retirement ceremony.

By Anna Tse

 

On Wednesday morning, February 6, firefighters gathered at City Hall to salute two of their own: one for providing over three decades of service and another for receiving a promotion to the rank of lieutenant.

In a ceremony at Mayor Gary Christenson’s office, Lieutenant Henry G. Ferrick received a citation recognizing his retirement after serving the Malden Fire Department for over 35 years. Appointed as a firefighter in 1977, Ferrick received numerous commendations during his career. In December 1984 he was recognized for his courageous efforts during a fire at the Beth Israel West Temple.   He was again recognized for his dedication to protecting lives and property during a fire at 168 Ferry Street in January 1986.

In Fall, 2002 Ferrick was also recognized for representing his profession by Chief Kevin M. Walsh of Melrose, for his performance during a fire at 178 Washington St. in Melrose.

Steve Edwards, who has been with the department for eight years, was promoted to lieutenant. Edwards, the father of three, was in the Marine Reserves for seven years, including a nine-month deployment in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006, prior being appointed as a firefighter in Malden.

Edwards stated, “I am very thankful for this opportunity that allows me to take on additional responsibility. As always, I am happy to serve the people of the City of Malden in any way I can.”

Firefighter Steve Edwards, who has been with the fire department for eight years, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Malden Fire Department. Pictured from left to right, are; (back) Deputy Fire Chief Bob Angelo, Deputy Fire Chief Phil Cargill, Stacy Edwards and Lt. Steve Edwards, Fire Chef Michael Murphy and Assistant Fire Chief Jack Colangeli, with sons Brendan, Steven and Cameron Edwards. (Photo by Anne Tse)

Firefighter Steve Edwards, who has been with the fire department for eight years, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Malden Fire Department. Pictured from left to right, are; (back) Deputy Fire Chief Bob Angelo, Deputy Fire Chief Phil Cargill, Stacy Edwards and Lt. Steve Edwards, Fire Chef Michael Murphy and Assistant Fire Chief Jack Colangeli, with sons Brendan, Steven and Cameron Edwards. (Photo by Anne Tse)