Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department Welcomes New Members and Promotions
Tonight, the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department celebrated the addition of several new firefighters along with 2016 officer promotions, in a badge pinning ceremony.
After completing a strenuous Eel River Valley Fire Academy and learning entry level structural firefighting and rescue training, these recruits were ready to join the Department.
Chief Lon Winburn, accompanied by other FVFD command staff, welcomed the following new recruits into the Department:
Company 1: Hannah Burns, Samantha Foyster, Dalton Palmer, and honorary member Patrick Reeves.
Company 2: Jason Benton
Company 4: Daniel Hein
Company 5: Chad Gibbs, Joe Hutton, Eric Justesen, and Matt SalmonAlso recognized were the FVFD Explorers, who received their own badges, and special recognition from command staff regarding their outstanding performance and dedication to the Department. The conclusion of the ceremony involved recognition of the new officer promotions. The following firefighters were promoted:
Company 1: Brad Glass, 2nd Lieutenant
Company 3: Kellen Brown, 2nd Lieutenant and Kevin Laloli, 1st Lieutenant
Company 4: Steve Underwood, Captain
Each new recruit, Explorer and promoted officer were pinned by a special friend or family member.