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Ten Members of the Springfield Fire Department Promoted

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A badge pinning ceremony for members of the Springfield Fire Department Wednesday.

Seven were promoted to Lieutenant, two to temporary Captains, and one to a District Chief.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant conducted the ceremony. Family and friends presented the pins.

Tyrone Denson was among those promoted to temporary Captain. “It feels great. I feel excited about the opportunity to advance in the Department. I’m very excited for this position,” he says.

Also promoted Wednesday were:

  • Captain John Murphy – to District Chief
  • Lieutenant Eddie Sanchez – to temporary Captain
  • Firefighter Roland Hicks – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Martin Burgos – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Mark Giannini – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Ty Mazzetti – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Anthony Sanabria – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Felix Santiago – to Lieutenant
  • Firefighter Gary Sperlonga – to Lieutenant

The fire department says these were special promotions.

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