September 11, 2020
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Early this morning news spread that Trenton Fire Director Derrick Sawyer had resigned his post. The resignation came after frustrations with City Council.
Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora told MidJersey.News, “I am deeply grateful to Fire Director Derrick Sawyer for his service to me and the people of Trenton. A professional and class act, Director Sawyer’s leadership, data-driven decision making, COVID-19 emergency response, and his respect for our residents and employees, elevated all of us and made our city stronger. I wish him and his family well in the months and years ahead.”
Prior to coming to Trenton and taking the post of Fire Director, according to Firefighter Nation “Battalion Chief Derrick Sawyer has been a member of the Philadelphia Fire Department for 25 years. He has a degree in fire science and is in his fourth year of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) at the National Fire Academy. Sawyer is a 2009 graduate of the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute, a 2010 graduate of Leadership Philadelphia and has obtained certification in the following areas: Fire Officer, Fire Service Instructor and Fire Inspector. Chief Sawyer was the liaison for the Philadelphia Fire Department to NFPA’s 2009 Urban Fire Safety Project.”