Three new Dearborn firefighters sworn in

Photo courtesy of the city of Dearborn
Fire Chief Joseph Murray (left), Deputy Chief Joey Thorington (second from right) and Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. (right) welcome to the ranks three firefighters: Zachary Schroeder (second from left), James Bishop and Randy Valicento.

DEARBORN – The Fire Department added three new firefighters to its ranks last week.

The new officers are James Bishop, Zachary Schroeder and Randy Valicento.

James Bishop worked with the Inkster Fire Department beginning in 2010. He is a licensed paramedic and has held previous positions with Healthlink Ambulance Service and the Woodhaven Fire Department as a paid-on-call firefighter. Bishop holds a number of firefighter and EMS professional certifications.

Zachary Schroeder spent nine years with the Detroit Fire Department. He is a licensed paramedic and currently is pursuing his nursing degree to further develop his emergency medical skills. He also worked previously in the University of Michigan Health System and has obtained numerous professional certifications.

Randy Valicento comes to the department with nine years of private sector EMS experience with
Community EMS, where he was responsible for training new paramedics and EMTs. Valicento is a licensed paramedic and a graduate of the Fire Science program at Wayne County Community College. He holds a number of professional licenses and certifications.