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City Officials Join Fire Department in Promotional Ceremony

Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Public Safety Director Antonio J. Pires and Fire Chief William Sisson, gathered at the Le Foyer Club this afternoon to officially swear-in thirteen Pawtucket Firefighters to their newly-promoted roles within the Fire Department.

The Rev. David G. Thurber Jr., Fire Chaplin for the Pawtucket Fire Department, began the ceremony with a prayer. After welcoming remarks from Chief Sisson, Public Safety Director Antonio J. Pires administered the swearing-in ceremony in front of a large gathering of family, friends and fellow firefighters. The thirteen promotions today mark the second largest round of promotions in Pawtucket Fire Department history. The Fire Department members that received their promotion today are:

Ct. William J. Conroy promoted to Battalion Chief

Lt. Michael J. Polacek promoted to Captain

Lt. Michael J. Thurber promoted to Captain

Lt. John S. Trenteseaux promoted to Captain

Lt. Thomas A. Simpson promoted to Captain

Lt. Thomas J. McGarry promoted to Captain

FF. Brian K. Dixon promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Timothy J.C. Usher promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Kevin A. DeBlois promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Christopher Cute promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Brian M. Vetri promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Stephen M. Small promoted to Lieutenant

FF. Scott S. Giroux promoted to Lieutenant

“We are proud of our fire department members who will be taking on the responsibilities that their new roles within the department will demand of them,” said Public Safety Director Pires. “Each of the folks being promoted today, have duly earned their promotions through years of hard work and dedication to their craft,” added Pires.

“I want to thank each of the men promoted today for their continued service to the community and wish them the best as they assume their new roles with Pawtucket Fire Department,” stated Mayor Grebien.

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