The Great Neck Alert Fire Company Honors Ex-Chief

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From the left, Alert Company Chief John Purcell, Alert Ex-Chief Willie Peterson, Alert Chairman of the Board William McGirr and Alert Company President Dave Hertz. (Contributed photo)

The Great Neck Alert Fire Company honored Ex-Chief Willie Peterson for his 25 years of dedication and service to the community. A longtime resident of Great Neck, Peterson joined the fire company in 1997 and served as chief from 2008-2011.
Prior to becoming chief, Peterson also served as lieutenant, captain and assistant chief. He, along with a few other members of the fire company, earned the distinction of being a nationally certified fire safety officer.
Peterson currently chairs the department’s Antique Committee and is a member of the Membership Committee. He has been an employee of the Great Neck Public Schools for 27 years.
The ceremony honoring Peterson took place at the Great Neck Alert Fire Company headquarters on Thursday, March 3.
—Submitted by the Great Neck Alert Fire Company

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