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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

BFRS 2005 Graduation & Promotional Ceremony

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

The Birmingham Fire & Rescue Recruit Academy Graduation and Promotion Ceremony was held Monday, November 14 at the Botanical Gardens.

Congratulations to the firefighters who were promoted during the ceremony! A total of 24 firefighters were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant during the ceremony and Captain Fields was promoted to Battalion Chief.

Keep up the great work! Birmingham is lucky to have such a fine department with so many dedicated people within it's ranks.

Also, after weeks of blood, sweat and tears, the recruits of the Summer 2005 Recruit Academy were promoted to the position of firefighter with the City of Birmingham. Congratulations to each and every one of you who have chosen a rewarding career with Birmingham Fire & Rescue.

Birmingham Fire & Rescue is a department with a motto of "Excellence Through Service" and they live up to that standard with every call.



The proceedings opened with the presentation of the colors by the Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service Honor Guard...




Chief Brasfield was the Master of Ceremonies...




Mayor Bernard Kincaid speaking to the recruits...




Mayor Bernard Kincaid...




Chief Murray giving his expectations and encouragement to the recruits...




Chief Nathan recognizing the Field Training Officers...




Battalion Chief Fields was promoted from Captain...




Recognition of newly promoted Lieutenants...




Chief Murray swearing in the recruits...




Mayor Kincaid watching the swearing in...




Recruits being sworn in...













Birmingham's newest firefighters receiving a round of applause...




Mayor Kincaid admires a badge prior to presentation...




Chief Brasfield announced each firefighter...




Chief Murray...




Chief Bonner, Mayor Kincaid and Battalion Chief Willis...




Chief Murray pining a badge on a firefighter...




LT Fornest closed the ceremony with a prayer...




Chief Murray with Birmingham Fire & Rescue's newest firefighters...

3 Comments:

At 11/16/2005 04:22:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,
As usual, you really captured the moment. Thanks for supporting what we do. God bless you man!

P.S. Captain Willis is now a Battalion Chief.

See ya.

Lt. Fornest

 
At 11/16/2005 04:47:00 PM , Blogger EMS Action said...

Thank you for the kind words, Lt. Fornest! I always enjoy it when people leave comments.

God bless you, too!

Dave

 
At 1/14/2006 03:14:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,

The recruits of this class came from a diverse background with many sacrifices to reach this ceremony and unite as a team. The gentleman being "Pinned by Chief Murray" FF Johnson, came all the way from Wisconsin to be apart of BFRS. FF Johnson was apart from his wife and children during recruit school. I know FF Johonson and his family received a warm and sincere welcome to the Magic City by BFRS. GO A TROOP!!

FF Lister

 

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