Eleven Promoted by Fire Commissioner
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For Immediate Release
December 19, 2011
Released By:
Fire Department
For More Information Contact:
Steve MacDonald


On December 19, 2011, the Oath of Office was administered by Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser to eleven members being promoted in rank. Promoted to District Fire Chief was Gerald Hogan from Engine 32. Promoted to Captain were Christopher Sloane from Ladder 9, Brian Heelen from Engine 42 and Thomas Blake from Ladder 29.

In addition, joining the officer ranks and promoted to Lieutenant were Patrick Woods, Ladder 1; Gerard Viola, Engine 56; Thomas Flaherty, Ladder 7; Bem Claiborne, Engine 53; Harry Daniels, Engine 49; Paul Lyons, Engine 42 and Paul Luciano, Ladder 7.

Presenting their badges to them was Chief of Department Steve Abraira. After the holidays, a more formal ceremony will take place with family and friends present.

Congratulations to all!

Image & Video Gallery

(l-r) (first row) Commissioner Roderick Fraser, Capt. Tom Blake, Capt. Brian Heelen, Capt. Chris Sloane, District Chief Gerald Hogan and Chief of Department Steve Abraira. (Top row l-r) Lt. Luciano, Lt.Viola, Lt. Daniels, Lt.Lyons, Lt.Flaherty, Lt.Claiborne and Lt. Woods.


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