York City firefighter to be promoted to captain during ceremony


During a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Monday, York City firefighter William L. Collins Jr. will be promoted to captain. The ceremony will take place in Council Chambers at York City Hall, 101 S. George St.

Collins started his career with the department on March 10, 1997. Before that, he served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Collins was named Firefighter of the Year in 2013.

He has been recognized for heroic actions several times during his career as a firefighter, including the dramatic rescue of a child from a fire on South Queen Street in 1999.

Collins had been a firefighter at Station 2 on D Platoon; in his new position he will serve as the captain on D Platoon.