Editor's Note: The following information was released by the city of Newport Beach.
On Wednesday December 11, the Newport Beach Fire Department
(NBFD) promoted 16 personnel, the second largest badge pinning in its
102 year history.
The promotions included eight probationary
firefighters to permanent status, two firefighter paramedics, five Fire
Captains and one Assistant Chief.
Mayor Rush Hill opened the ceremony by addressing the standing room only audience in the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room. Mayor Hill spoke to the importance of NBFD providing excellent service to the public in their time of need. Fire Chief Scott Poster provided an illustration of how a recent event lived up to the public’s expectations when NBFD personnel rescued a person that was trapped in an overturned vehicle in a stream while water was rising. Chief Poster praised the responders for their professionalism during this technical life-saving rescue.
The following personnel were promoted:
Firefighter: Ryan Callinan, Chad Duncan, Matt Johnston, Michael Kimoto, Matt Natelborg, Matt Skelly, Dustin Suppe, Anthony Terzo
Paramedic: Jake Long, Mike Zaccaro
Assistant Chief: Chip Duncan
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