ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 17, 2019) – Tomorrow morning, Friday, May 17, 2019, Anaheim Fire & Rescue will welcome 16 new Firefighters as we celebrate their graduation from our Fire Academy. City Leaders, family, and friends will gather with the graduates as they conclude their academy training and learn where their first shift assignments will be. The ceremony will be held at 8:30 am at the North Net Fire Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Avenue in Anaheim.
The graduates are:Brent Basaites – Firefighter/ParamedicJonathan Burckle – Firefighter/ParamedicJeremy Ene – FirefighterAmanda Hartel – Firefighter/ParamedicAlexander Hicks – FirefighterRay Holley – FirefighterRyan Hurley – Firefighter/ParamedicRyan Kirrish – Firefighter/ParamedicMichael Lemmon – FirefighterCurtis Malloy – FirefighterGustavo Murillo-Castro – FirefighterJeffrey Newell – FirefighterMichael Steeber – FirefighterCameron Trentini – Firefighter/ParamedicBrandon Wooten – FirefighterCorbin Youngberg – Firefighter/Paramedic
Later Friday afternoon, Anaheim Fire & Rescue will recognize 13 employees who have been promoted during the past year. The Promotion Ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm at the River Church, 201 E. Broadway in Anaheim.
The promotees are:Mike Molloy – Deputy ChiefMichael Byard – Battalion ChiefTim Sandifer – Battalion ChiefMark Hernandez –CaptainScott Mattis – CaptainJamison Bennett – EngineerAdriel Martinez – EngineerNolan Karns – EngineerMichael White – EngineerSean Infante – Shift Supervisor (MetroNet)Melissa Saucedo – P/T Dispatcher IIVailani Perreira – F/T dispatcherAndy Torres – Community Risk Reduction I
Interim Fire Chief Pat Russell said, “I have had the opportunity to work with fire service agencies across the country and I take great pride in the fact that Anaheim Fire & Rescue is ableto recruit and promote the absolute best the fire service has to offer. We owe it to our community to provide the highest level of service and it is these employees we recognize todaywho will help us do so as we move into the future.”
The promotion ceremony will recognize the full spectrum of careers available in the fire service industry. For fire suppression, honorees included the ranks of Engineer, Captain, BattalionChief, and Deputy Chief. Key roles in fire prevention and community risk reduction including Community Risk Reduction Officer, as well as a Shift Supervisor and Dispatchers from MetroNet Fire Dispatch will also be honored.
Technology permitting, Friday’s ceremonies will be broadcast on Facebook Live; follow us on Facebook @AnaheimFire&Rescue, Twitter @AnaheimFire and Instagram @AnaheimFireRescue.For more information on the department, please visit www.anaheim.net/fire.