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Ithaca Fire Department: New firefighters and promotions

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There are new firefighters and promotions of current firefighters with the Ithaca Fire Department.

There was a swearing in ceremony held at the Central Station for the fire department on Wednesday November 23 that welcomed all the new firefighters.

DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

Sophia Janowsky and Brian Christensen were both welcomed by Mayor Laura Lewis as well as congratulated for working through the rigorous training program, according to CNY Central. Both went to the New York State Fire Academy and will start officially working around the start of 2023.

As for promotions, Lt. Robert Shepherd was promoted in January of 2022 and works in the training bureau for the department. Lt. Nicholas Raponi was promoted in March and works at East Hill Station’s C Shift.