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New Rochelle Fire Department Promotes Members

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle Fire Department Fire Chief Louis DiMeglio was one of five firefighters who officially rose to the next rung on the ladder of seniority during the departments’ annual promotion and award ceremony Thursday morning in city council chambers.

“They deserve the accolades,” said DiMeglio, speaking on behalf of his fellow firefighters. “They don’t get it enough.”

Members were honored throughout the ceremony for their bravery and accomplishments since the last event was held a few years ago.

Other promotions included Robert Benz to Deputy Fire Chief. Theodore Ferrara became a Fire Captain. Brian O’Keefe and Raul Perez were sworn in as Fire Lieutenants. Benz (also a Captain), along with Captain Henry Senno, both received the Fire Commissioner Award.

Other honors recognized firefighters heroic efforts in saving a life while on duty, and as a unit while on the scene of accidents or other life-saving events.

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