Captain Greg Dypsky receives Special Recognition Award
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Captain Dypsky is a recently retired Lieutenant from Rescue Company 2 of the Washington DC Fire Department, after 31 years of service. He is known by the nicknames "Dyp" or "The Dipper." At his retirement celebration, the speaker opened with “Dyp is one of the best of the best in the DC Fire Department, he is a fireman’s fireman.” A native of Ocean City, Dypsky's interest in firefighting began at an early age with the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company where his father, Clifford Dypsky, is a member and past president. Dypsky started running calls as a Fire Cadet when he was 14 years old. He left Ocean City in 1983 to pursue his dream of being a career firefighter. However, he never stopped volunteering. He has been a member of several volunteer fire departments around Washington, DC throughout his fire service career. When Bryan Records, Assistant Chief of the Salisbury Fire Dept. was asked to describe Greg, Bryan said “He is very much like me, he eats, sleeps and breathes the fire department 24-7. Greg is always ready to go and up for any task - fire, ladders, rescue, you name it, he’s always prepared. He is on my top 10 All Star Fire Team.” Even though most of his career was focused on Technical Rescue, Dypsky is trained in all aspects of firefighting. He has received three medals of valor along with numerous awards and citations over his career. His most recent was being named the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company 2016 Firefighter of the Year.