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LFD Promotes Four to Lieutenant (Video)

Four members of the Lexington Fire Department were promoted to the rank of lieutenant during a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 17 at Cary Hall.

LFD Promotes Four to Lieutenant (Video)

 

Edward Bolle, Robert Croke, Christopher ord and Scott Morency of the Lexington Fire Department were promoted to the rank of lieutenant during a ceremony held Monday, Dec. 17 at Cary Hall.

Their promotions will let LFD to staff a ladder truck with company officers, giving more responsibilities to that position, Lexington Fire Chief John Wilson said in announcing the promotions.

"This is a great day in our fire department," said Wilson. "We're taking a step forward in our department." 

Watch Chief John Wilson congratulate the Lexington Fire Department's four new lieutenants.

Wilson said the promotions are something LFD has been trying to accomplish for a number of years, and was recommended in a recent report.

All four of the new lieutenants were members of the Lexington Fire Department, and the department -- while in the process of recruiting and hiring four new firefighters -- will not be hiring to replace them.

"This is a very exciting time at the Lexington Fire Department," said Town Manager Carl Valente.

Valente explained the town is in the process of recruiting and hiring four new firefihtters and a new assistant chief.

The new hires will be funded through a SAFER grant, and will allow LFD to staff Rescue 2, an ambulance, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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