DEARBORN – The city recently welcomed two firefighters during swearing-in ceremonies at the Dearborn Administrative Center.
Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. joined Fire Chief Joseph Murray and Deputy Fire Chief Joey Thorington in welcoming Firefighter William Querfeld to the department on May 24.
On July 26, O’Reilly joined Murray, Assistant Chief D.J. Begeman, and Assistant Chief Steve Densmore to welcome Firefighter Zachary Burbridge.
All were sworn in by City Clerk George Darany during the ceremonies.
The new firefighters begin their jobs with the city building on relevant experience and education.
Querfeld is a Dearborn native and attended Dearborn High School and Schoolcraft College. He worked as Dearborn Fire Department cadet for three years. He enjoys fishing, dirt biking, snowboarding and traveling.
Burbridge is originally from Livonia. He attended Churchill High School and Schoolcraft College.
Burbridge worked as firefighter for the Westland Fire Department before coming to Dearborn. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kayla, and son, Isaac.