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Two firefighters promoted to rank of lieutenant

Published 1:18 pm, Friday, March 1, 2013
  • New promoted fire lieutenants, Scott Tembley, second from left, and Brian McHugh, second from right, with Fire Chief Richard Felner, left, and Deputy Chief Art Reid at a recent Fire Commission meeting where their promotions were approved. Photo: Fairfield Fire Department / Fairfield Citizen contributed
    New promoted fire lieutenants, Scott Tembley, second from left, and Brian McHugh, second from right, with Fire Chief Richard Felner, left, and Deputy Chief Art Reid at a recent Fire Commission meeting where their promotions were approved. Photo: Fairfield Fire Department

 

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Two Fairfield firefighters have been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

The promotions, endorsed by the Fire Commission, are the latest from a recently approved promotional list based on written and oral examinations that took place in January. Last month, the commission used the list to promote two lieutenants to the rank of assistant fire chief and five firefighters to become lieutenants.

The latest men to be promoted to lieutenant, effective March 1, are Brian McHugh of Fairfield and Scott Trembley of Ansonia,

"There's a big turnover in our department, and I'm looking forward to working with these new officers to give our citizens of Fairfield the excellent public service they deserve," Fire Chief Richard Felner said in a statement announcing the promotions. "As I've said many times in the past, this is another example of our family taking care of your family."

McHugh is a 13-year veteran of the Fire Department, and has been awarded two Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medals, the Joseph S. Elias Meritorious Service Award and two unit citations. He is also a member of the Fire Department's honor guard and Hazardous Materials Technician Response Team.

"Family is very important to me, and to stand before the Fire Commission to receive this promotion with my wife, father, mother, sister, mother-in-law and son was a great honor," McHugh said in the statement. "The opportunity to serve the community where I was raised and am raising my children is something I value more than I can say."

Trembley has been a member of the local firefighting force for 16 years, and is the recipient of two Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medals.