City of Cleveland Promotes 26 Firefighters

Friday, May 4, 2018

CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland today promoted 26 firefighters to new supervisory positions in the Division of Fire. Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Fire Angelo Calvillo, City Council Safety Chair Matt Zone and other public safety officials were in attendance. Twenty firefighters were promoted to lieutenant and six were promoted to captain.

“These firefighters have proved themselves through their long careers and various achievements,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “In their new leadership capacity they will continue to provide quality services to the residents of Cleveland.”

View video and images from today’s ceremony; View the names and bios of the 26 firefighters.

“Congratulations to these 26 firefighters –their hard work and service is an asset to the Cleveland Division of Fire and the Department of Public Safety,” said Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath. “These promotions are well-deserved and I look forward to their continued leadership and success.”

In addition to the promotion of several firefighters, the Division of Fire is hiring 80 personnel to maintain staff levels and account for the retirement of veteran staff. To learn more about how to join the Cleveland Division of Fire, contact the Cleveland Fire Recruitment Unit at 216.664.6388 or email inquiries to:

The Division has also reopened its fire station in the Gateway district, added safety equipment, updated its records system and will update its computer aided dispatch system. Mayor Jackson, who announced his 2018 budget enhancements in February, is focused on critical services in area neighborhoods. Services such as police, fire and emergency medical service (EMS) all received significant increases in staff and equipment as a result of the 2016 income tax increase (Issue 32).

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