For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2014

Media Contact:
Lt. Arnold Piedrahita


Miami-Dade Fire Rescue celebrates the promotion of 51 firefighters

  Honorees salute during ceremony
Left: Miami-Dade Fire Chief congratulates Assistant Fire Chief Arthur Holmes, Jr. on his promotion
Right: Honorees salute during the Ceremony
Photos by Eric Goodman

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (MDFR) celebrated the promotion of 51 firefighters at a department ceremony on Thursday, January 16, 2014  The ceremony was held at MDFR’s Training Facility, located at 9300 NW 41 Street in Doral, Florida.

“Today we honor and recognize those who have emerged, through their dedication and initiative, as the future leaders of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department,” said Fire Chief Dave Downey. “These members have embodied the core values of the fire service; integrity, honor, pride, respect, and valor. This is a day of celebration, recognition, and reflection of the great achievements of these members and the trust that is placed in the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department by the people of Miami-Dade County.”  

The newly promoted individuals included one Assistant Chief, one Medical Director, four Division Chiefs, seven Chief Fire Officers, 14 Captains, 22 Lieutenants, one Air Rescue Pilot, two Air Rescue Co-Pilots and six civilian employees.

For more information, please contact MDFR’s Public Affairs Bureau at 786-331-5200.


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