Photograph of William (Bill) Fields and Other City of Worthington Firefighters


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Photograph of William (Bill) Fields and Other City of Worthington Firefighters is a picture, with genre photograph.

It was created around 1994-2000.

Worthington Fire and Emergency Medical Services is the Creator. Worthington Fire and Emergency Medical Services is the Contributor.

Pictured at the center of the photo, facing towards the camera, is William (Bill) A. Fields, Jr., dressed in firefighting gear. At the time, he was captain of the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS. His helmet reads: "Captain," "101," Worthington." He is shown with numerous other firefighters around him, also in full gear, their faces obscured from the the camera.

Fields grew up in Worthington, and graduated from Worthington High School in 1970. He was co-captain of the football team, for which he received an award of honorable mention.

In 1978, he was hired as a firefighter with the Sharon Township Fire Department/Worthington Division of Fire & EMS, where he was promoted to captain in 1990 and to battalion chief in 2000. In 1985, he was awarded Firefighter of the Year by the American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239. In 2009, he received the Citizen's Distinguished Service Award from the Columbus Division of Fire for his life-saving efforts at an automobile accident on April 18, 2009. He retired in 2012 after 34 years of service.

In addition to his service with the fire department, Chief Fields was a head trustee and lifelong member of the St. John A.M.E. Church. He contributed his time and knowledge to the efforts to have the church building at 682 Plymouth Street designated with an Ohio Historical Marker, which it was in October, 2023.

In a May 7, 2024 Instagram post honoring him, the City of Worthington shared:

“Chief Fields grew up in Worthington and made service to his community his vocation. In addition to his primary firefighting duties, Chief Fields was extremely passionate about hazardous materials response. He was key in expansion of the Northwest Area Strike Team (NAS-T) from a regional fire investigation cooperative to a multi-agency hazardous materials resource.

These and many other accomplishments made him a well-known figure in central Ohio emergency services circles, as well as the Worthington community. We are grateful for having known him and for his willingness to share his many talents as part of our fire service family.”

It covers the topic fire departments.

It features the person William (Bill) Anderson Fields, Jr., 1951-2024.

It features the organization Worthington Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wfd0024.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on May 23, 2024.