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Fire Promotions in Jersey City

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November 24, 2023 | NEW JERSEY RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Eleven members of the Jersey City Fire Department rose in rank during a promotional ceremony at City Hall on November 21st.

The new Chief of Department, Steve Drennan, commander of the largest municipal fire department in the state, stood with pride alongside Mayor Steve Fulop as the firefighters were being sworn in to their new ranks.

“I have spent my whole life in Jersey City, and it is exciting to see what is happening here with the new high rises, people moving and raising their families here,” the chief said. “With that comes the responsibility of caring for all the people who reside, travel through, and work here. That's what we pledge to do. That's the responsibility we take, and our fire department does an outstanding job.” 

Promoted to the rank of deputy chief was Joseph DiTommaso. The new battalion chiefs are Christopher Daliani, Peter Nowak, Kevin Child, Jeffrey Batt and Daniel Dornacker, Jr. Promoted to captain were Christopher Russell, Erik Dolaghan, Nicholas Laietta, John Calderone and Matthew Weisman. 

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RON JEFFERSNew Jersey Editor

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