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Sixteen 16 personnel are promoted in the second largest badge pinning in the Newport Beach Fire Department's 102 year history.

Patch file photo
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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

Firefighter
Paramedic: Jake Long, Mike Zaccaro

Fire Captain: Dan Chapman, Chris Fanti, Phil Puhek, Chad Spiker, Roman Taijeron

Assistant Chief: 
Chip Duncan

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ace December 26, 2013 at 02:32 PM
replacements for all of the 50 years firemen that left with a Huge pension.. The pension ponzi scheme will soon come to an end... Thank you Tax payers

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