SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – It was “Promotion Day” at the Springfield Fire Department. A badge pinning ceremony was held for firefighters promoted, seven to Lieutenant, two to Captain and one to District Chief.
Mayor Domenic Sarno and Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant conducted the ceremony.
“So, it’s a very, very special day for me. I feel very, very happy, I really do. I have a lot of my co-workers, family and friends,
they really backed me up on this and the support was there and it payed off, it really did,” said Felix Santiago who was one of the newly promoted lieutenants.
Ten people were promoted to higher rank, including captain John Murphy who was promoted to District Chief.