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LH native David Foust retires as DC Assistant Fire Chief

PHOTO PROVIDED Sean M. Egan, Batallion Fire Chief and head of Risk Management Department of the DC Fire Department, presented the flag which was flown in honor of retiring Assistant Fire Chief David Foust, right, on the day of his retirement, June 22, 2019. Foust served the fire department for more than 33 years.

LOCK HAVEN — District of Columbia Assistant Fire Chief David M. Foust, a native of Lock Haven, was honored recently upon his retirement after 33 years with the fire company. He is the son of Mike and Sue Foust of Lock Haven.

Foust, who was guest of honor at a celebration and dinner held at the Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium, received several special gifts, including the American flag that was flown over the fire station in his honor on the day of his retirement on June 22, 2019.

Foust also received a letter of congratulations from Washington D.C Mayor Muriel Bowser, and a resolution made by the DC Council recognizing his dedication and selfless services while serving at the department from March 31, 1986 until June 22.

Assistant DC Fire Chief Foust started as a volunteer Firefighter at Lock Haven’s Citizens Fire Station 6.

As a mentor at the local fire station, volunteer firefighter Norman Wolfrom taught Dave science and safety of fire fighting. Norm gave him experience that “got in his blood and stayed there.”

Lock Haven volunteer firefighter Steve Stevenson then introduced David to the Prince Georges County Fire Department in Maryland. Dave served as a volunteer firefighter at Berwyn Heights in 1985. He was hired as a paid employee of the Washington, DC Fire Department in 1986.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School and the Washington, DC Fire Department Training Academy.

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