Before the promotions, the man who would be Chief, Robert Flanagan said that he was "proud and privileged" to work with each every member of the bureau.
"Every single member brings not only the basics in advanced training but their individual talents to the table and that is what makes this department so unbelievably strong," Flanagan said. "I would also like to thank deputy chief Pratchthauser for giving his undivided attention in helping me make this bureaus operate as smoothly as possible."
Before turning over the microphone for the swearing in (video attached to this post) Flanagan also promised to work his hardest.
At the end of the ceremony Flanagan was installed (officially) as chief, Jonathan Pratchthauser as deputy chief, William Hopping was promoted to fire marshal, Stuart Williamson to captain, and Curtis Ott and Omar White took the oath for firefighter.
A five minute recess after the promotions cleared the room and dropped the temperature back to seasonable levels.
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