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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Oakland Park Hosts Promotional Ceremony for Fire Rescue Department

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The City of Oakland Park was proud to host a Promotional Ceremony Tuesday to promote seven firefighters and welcome four new firefighters into its Fire Rescue Department. The names of those promoted and joining the department can be found below. Firefighters and their families were joined at the ceremony by the Oakland Park City Commission and Fire Chief Stephen Krivjanik, among others. The ceremony occurred on November 28th at the Collins Community Center at 3900 NE 3rd Avenue.

The new firefighters completed training recently in fire response and emergency medical services. Following the pinning ceremony, they will begin a six-month period of training in the field. The City of Oakland Park operates three fire stations with 72 firefighters and responds to about 9,000 calls for service each year. Click here for more information on the City of Oakland Park Fire Rescue Department.

Promoted to Battalion Chief 
Jorge Ginzo

Promoted to Lieutenant
Jessica Fornash
Sean Hallman
Dustin Matthews

Promoted to Captain 
Chad Charlock
Greg Chesley

Promoted to Driver Engineer
Kerop Berberian

New Firefighters
Daniel Perez
Alexander Santana
Samuel Szwarc
Michael Torres

New Fire Inspector
Cindy Naraine

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