Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson promoted 24 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. Seventeen firefighters were promoted to lieutenant and seven were promoted to captain.
“These firefighters have proven 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.”
“I am so proud to welcome this new and diverse group of leaders to the Cleveland Division of Fire,” said Chief Angelo Calvillo. “This is a great day for the Cleveland Division of Fire.”
In addition to the promotion of several firefighters, the Division of Fire recently graduated 39 firefighters and two additional classes of 20 fire cadets will begin later this year 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: email@example.com
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).