On December 21, Mayor Gary Christenson, Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell, Fire Chief Kevin Finn and Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria joined families and friends at a ceremony to promote four Fire Department officers and welcome six new members of the Department. Lieutenant Sean M. Fitzpatrick was promoted to Captain; Lieutenant Eric DeAvilla was promoted to Captain; Thomas P. Walsh III was promoted to Lieutenant and Sean Fitzpatrick was promoted to Lieutenant. New members of the department being sworn in were Firefighters Ray W. Carr, Kerry E. Howe, Carlos A. Soto, Matthew W. Thomann, Sara J. Finn and Christopher R. Harron.
Commissioner Haskell invited family members to officially pin the new officers, and City Clerk Tom Brennan took the oaths and swore in the officers. The promotions and new hires are the result of recent retirements.
(Photos by City of Malden)