BULLET St. Louis City Resolution Number 230
January 25, 2013
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Joseph Simon Jr.

WHEREAS, St. Louis Firefighter Joseph Simon Jr. is retiring after a long and distinguished career with the St. Louis Fire Department; and

WHEREAS, he joined the St. Louis Fire Department November 5, 1984 and became a Firefighter Code Inspector on January 14, 2001; and

WHEREAS, he was instrumental in assisting with the design, coordination and implementation of Project Safe Guard, a program designed to effectively control and manage bureau performance; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Inspector Simon also coordinated the St. Louis Fire Department Lock Box Program; and

WHEREAS, he also designed the access codes for all fire suppression personnel; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Inspector Simon was also instrumental in coordinating other programs such as Downtown St. Louis Emergency Preparedness (D-STEP) Drills for High-rise buildings in downtown St. Louis and revising surveys for fire suppression companies; and

WHEREAS, in addition, he reviewed fire detection and suppression plans for buildings in the City of St. Louis; and

WHEREAS, Firefighter Simon also had the responsibility of being the Database Coordinator for all of the Fire Marshal's Office programs; and

WHEREAS, during his career he had the love and support of his spouse, Mary and their two children.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis that we pause in our deliberations to recognize and praise the tremendous contributions that Firefighter Joseph Simon, Jr. has made to his fellow firefighters, his community, and the entire city. We further direct the Clerk of this Board to spread a copy of this Resolution across the minutes of these proceedings and to prepare a commemorative copy to the end that it may be presented to our honoree at a time and place deemed appropriate by the Sponsor.

Introduced on the 25th day of January, 2013 by:

Honorable Lewis E. Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen

Adopted this 25th day of January, 2013 as attested by:

David W. Sweeney
Clerk, Board of Aldermen

Lewis E. Reed
President, Board of Aldermen

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