Dear Applicants,

Thank you for your interest in applying for our Honorary Fire Chief Pageant!  Below you will get some information about the requirements and expectations.  A link to download an application is at the bottom of the page.

The Honorary Fire Chief Committee will be receiving applications until midnight on December 30th, 2023.  If enough applicants apply, contestants will compete in a business/evening attire pageant that will be held in the social hall of the fire station on January 14, 2024, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The titles of Miss Stephens City Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief and Miss Stephens City Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief First Runner-Up will be announced following the contest.  Applicants will be notified of their final slot via email.

Qualifications for Miss Stephens City Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief:

  • Must be a resident of the firefighting district for the fire company;
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 21 years of age on or before May 1, 2013;*
  • Applicant must be unmarried and have never been married, nor had her marriage annulled;*
  • Applicant must not be pregnant, nor have any children.*

*Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Requirements

Expectations of Miss Stephens City Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief:

  • The winner will be formally crowned at the company’s annual awards banquet on February 3rd, 2024.  Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. followed by awards and dance;
  • The winner is required to participate in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Miss In-Town and Out–of–Town Miss Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief contest;
  • Miss Stephens City Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief is required to ride with the company in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Fireman’s Parade on May 3, 2024;
  • All of the county’s Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief’s are invited to represent their companies at the Firefighter’s Reception on May 3, 2024, at the Millwood Station Event Center;
  • Miss Stephens City will also ride on a float the in the Grand Feature Parade on May 4, 2024;
  • The applicant may also participate with the company in parades, open houses, and other public events.

Note: The company will provide an escort for the honorary fire chief for the in-town contest and further information on all of the above-mentioned events will be given to the winner when details become available.

If you should have any questions, please call me in the evenings or email me anytime.

Best of luck to all applicants,

Dawn Welch

Dawn Welch
Honorary Fire Chief Committee Chair
(540) 323-1404