The Newburgh Fire Department's two new recruits and a handful of promotions were announced at a special ceremony.
Wytoskia T. Balty and Rigoberto Medina officially became probationary firefighters on Thursday, said Fire Chief Terry Ahlers.
The men will begin training at the New York State Fire Academy this weekend and continue for the next 11 weeks.
Other promotions include Michael Kiernan who was promoted to Lieutenant. He has been a firefighter in Newburgh since 2006. And, Lt. Enrico LoCicero was promoted to Captain. LoCicero has been with the Newburgh Fire Department since July 12, 1999, and has been a Lieutenant since 2006, the chief said.
"These recent appointments will help the Newburgh Fire Department continue to deliver the level of service that keeps our citizens, visitors, and the city safe," Ahlers said.
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