This year the Newark Division of Fire/EMS is proud to announce that 5 years of research, planning and operational changes has come to fruition by receiving accredited status on August 2, 2012 at the International Fire/Rescue Conference in Denver CO. The accreditation was given after the Commission on Fire Accreditation held a hearing to review and confer the findings of a peer assessment team visitation. Chief Stickradt and Assistant Chief O’Brien represented the division. This accreditation will last for 5 years and marks a commitment to excellence in the fire service by the city and the division.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYOR HALL ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY FOR
DIVISION OF FIRE LIEUTENANT AND CAPTAIN
NEWARK, OH (September 27, 2013) – Newark Mayor Jeff Hall announced today there will be a promotional ceremony of a Newark Fire Lieutenant and Newark Fire Captain this Monday, September 30th, 2013. The ceremony will begin at 2:30pm in Council Chambers of City Hall.
"I applaud these gentlemen for their display of leadership and dedication that has led them to successful promotions and I appreciate their outstanding services to our community" said Hall.
Lieutenant James "Kelly" Smith will be promoted to Captain and will be moving from 2 Unit into the administrative position of Training Coordinator. He was hired in February of 1998. Kelly is a graduate of Utica High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in business from Ohio University in Athens. He has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts of America for over 21 years and is a volunteer and Chief with Mary Ann Fire Department. He has his paramedic certification, completed Fire Officer I and will start Fire Officer II in October. Kelly and his wife Kathy have two sons.
Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Smith will be promoted to Lieutenant on 2 Unit. He was hired in October of 2003. He is a graduate of Utica High School. He has training in dive/rescue and arson investigation and is a volunteer at Mary Ann Fire Department. Todd and his wife Carla have two children.
Ceremony for new firefighters and promotions for Captain and Lieutenant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAYOR HALL ANNOUNCES SWEARING IN AND PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY
FOR DIVISION OF FIRE
NEWARK, OH (October 16, 2014) – Newark Mayor Jeff Hall announced today there will be a Division of Fire swearing in ceremony for James McDonald and Kyle Weekly this Monday, October 20th, 2014, at 11:00am in Council Chambers of City Hall. There will also be a promotional ceremony for Newark Firefighter Shaun Glancy and Newark Fire Lieutenant Brandon Metzger.
James McDonald, age 31, is a 2002 graduate of Utica High School. James is a certified FF II and EMT Paramedic. James also has specialized training in various water rescue and is a member of Licking County Rescue Team. James and his 2 daughters, Taylor and Haylee, reside in Newark.
Kyle Weekly, age 24, is a 2009 graduate of Lakewood High School. Kyle is a certified FFII and EMT Paramedic. Kyle has taken several classes at BGSU Fire School that include Fire Officer I and Fire Investigator. Kyle and his wife Sarah recently married and reside in Thornville.
Lieutenant Brandon Metzger will be promoted to Captain. Brandon, age 33, is an 11 year veteran of the Fire/EMS Division and was hired by the City of Newark in 2003 as a firefighter. Brandon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2011 and in addition to his duties as a line officer worked with the Human Resources Division (Fire) Chief to redesign pre-employment testing and processing within the department for new employees. Brandon’s educational endeavors include degrees in EMS/Fire Science and Public Safety Management. Brandon is a nationally registered Paramedic and a current member of the United States Army. Brandon currently resides in Pickerington with his wife Terra and daughter Brooklyn.
Firefighter/Paramedic Shaun Glancy will be promoted to Lieutenant. Shaun is a 1987 Graduate of Utica High School and is a 24 year veteran of the Newark Fire Department. He is a member of the Licking County Hazmat and Rescue Team. Shaun and his wife Tammy have two daughter's Zoe and Kaya.
“I am very pleased to announce James McDonald and Kyle Weekly as the latest additions to the Newark Fire Department. I wish them success in their career with our great city. I would also like to applaud Brandon and Shaun for their display of leadership and dedication that has led them to successful promotions. I appreciate their outstanding services to our community,” said Hall.
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Fire Chief Jack Stickradt Jr. retires after 35 years of service. Chief Stickradt served as Chief for 16 years. Good luck in your future endeavors.