Century Chief Regi Burkett Retires After 40 Years In Fire Service, VFD Presents Awards

July 13, 2017

The Century Volunteer Fire Department held a dinner recently honoring Chief Regi Burkett who has retired after nearly 40 years in the fire service. Burkett served Escambia County and the Town of Century as a firefighter since 1978 and as VFD chief since 1987.

David Adams has been named the new chief of the Century Fire Station.

The department also presented annual awards:

  • Firefighter of the Year: Kevin Bullard
  • Officer of the Year– Capt. Chris Barrow

The Life Saver Award was presented to the crew of Century’s Engine 5 that responded to a house fire the night of January 23, 2016, on Jefferson Avenue.

The crew followed¬† their training and worked as a team as they worked to complete a search of the dwelling and then worked to extinguish the fire. During the search, the entry team located a male victim that was in the home and removed him to the care of waiting firefighters and the¬† EMS crew. Their actions that night directly resulted in saving the victim’s life.

  • Life Saver Award – Capt. Shaun Moye, Kevin Bullard, Heath Burkett and Cody Calloway.

Pictured top: Ann and Regi Burkett. Pictured below: Century Volunteer Fire Department (L-R) Assistant Chief Gary Johnson, Chief David Adams, retired chief Regi Burkett and Captain Terry Bush. Photos by Larry Walker for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

Comments

5 Responses to “Century Chief Regi Burkett Retires After 40 Years In Fire Service, VFD Presents Awards”

  1. gottaquestion on July 16th, 2017 11:45 pm

    let’s clear up you’re comment. Nana of 16 on July 13th, 2017 11:25 am
    What a blessing for Century, Good Bye Regi. Congratulations David!

    question for ya there Nana, unless i just totally just misread your response, it kinda seems like you were being a smart### there, not saying you are. now i dont know who you are but i probably could find out, but be real clear on your comment it can go either way as followed :

    Example#1. What a blessing for Century, Good Bye Regi. Congratulations David! (century had a good man to be a chief for that long and beyond his way to help the community and we appreciate everything you have done and congratulations David you will make an excellent chief)
    —–OR—–

    Example#2.What a blessing for Century, Good Bye Regi. Congratulations David! (it’s about time that regi is no longer the chief century is better off without him. Congratulations David for the fire chief position you’ll be better.

    Now which one was it?????

  2. CeeCee on July 13th, 2017 4:37 pm

    Congratulations Chief!!

  3. Nana of 16 on July 13th, 2017 11:25 am

    What a blessing for Century, Good Bye Regi. Congratulations David!

  4. Grand Locust on July 13th, 2017 11:09 am

    Thank you for your service. Volunteer fireman are held in the highest esteem. They are there 24/7 to protect us while working other jobs. These guys are modern American heroes.

  5. Resident on July 13th, 2017 7:15 am

    Them some HEALTHY firefighters! Congrats guys!





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