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Memorial Fire Company
Station 89
359 Bay Ave.
Milford, DE 19963

Phone: 302-422-8888
Fax: 302-422-5944
Member Profile
Terry Jester
In the past, Terry has held the positions of Fire Chief 89-15, President, Deputy Chief Dep-89, and 1st Assistant Chief 89-16. Joined the Memorial FD in 1970. Took every class at the Delaware State Fire School that was available and became an Instructor in 1977. Taught Emergency Care, Basic Firefighting, Structural, Propane, Liquids, Ropes and Riggings, Water Rescue, Fire Prevention and Industrial Firefighting. Currently still teach a lot of classs in 2023.

Served as Ambulance Captain, Rescue Captain, Asst. Chief, Deputy Chief and Fire Chief, Vice President and President.

Was honored as Firefighter of the Year in 1977, 1983, 1997, 2013 and 2017.

Appointed as Asst. Chief in 1977 till 1982, elected Fire Chief in 1983 till 1985. Because of family we moved to Milford and I joined the Carlisle FD in 1986. After my first year I was elected as Director and appointed as Asst Chief. In 1988 was elected as Fire Chief and served as Chief till 1992. At that time my family moved out of Milford and rejoined Station 89 as I was a Life Member.

In 1994 was appointed as Asst Chief and from 1995-2002 served as Fire Chief. Was Chief again from 2006-2013, 2016-2017, 2019 current.

Served as President of the following Associations

Sussex County Ambulance Association 1977-1978 First President Delaware State Ambulance Association 1983-1984 First President Sussex County Fire Chiefs Association 2010-2011 Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association 2016-2017 Sussex County Volunteer Firefighters Association 2017-2018 President for International Association of Fire Chiefs Eastern Division 2021-2022

Fire Service Commitments

Chairman Delaware Bay Marine Firefighting Taskforce 1996-current Member USCG Delaware Bay Area Maritime Security Committee Past President of IAFC Eastern Division 2012-2018 Fire-Rescue GPO National Advisory Council Board Member on National Volunteer Fire Council

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