The Greenwich Fire Department held a ceremony on Monday at the Central Fire Station to swear in six new firefighters and promote two current firefighters to lieutenant.
The department has recently seen retirements remove over 200 years of expertise and experience from the ranks but were able to secure spots in the 15 week Connecticut Fire Academy recruit program starting August 29.
The new class of Greenwich Fire Dept recruits includes three current town volunteer firefighters: Leighton White, Nicholas Cesarini, and Brian Kelly as well as Kevin Proe from Watertown, Patrick Sexton of Ridgefield, and Brian Mahany of New York City.
The two firefighters promoted to lieutenant included Dustin Holt, a 14-year veteran and Daniel Byrne, a 11-year veteran of the department.
Over 100 people were in attendance including distinguished guests First Selectman Fred Camillo, State Representatives Steve Meskers and Harry Aurora, and State Senator Ryan Fazio, who we appreciate for their time and support.
The Greenwich Fire Department thanks the town leadership for guidance and the BET and RTM for funding to promote and replenish the ranks of the department to continue to serve the constituents of Greenwich.