Four new Erie firefighters sworn in, five promoted
Erie Mayor Joe Schember swore in four new Erie Fire Department firefighters and promoted five others in a ceremony held today in City Council chambers.
The promotions are:
Donald Sauer, to Chief Fire Inspector
William Hollenbeck, Captain
Alfonce Bucheral, Lieutenant
Richard Reislund, Lieutenant
Joseph Vickey, Lieutenant
The new firefighters are:
In his speech, Mayor Schember recognized their service.
“On behalf of the residents, business owners and visitors of the City,” said Schember, “I humbly thank you for what you’ve done, and for what you will do. We are better because you are here, protecting us.”
Erie Fire Chief Joe Walko also thanked the firefighters’ family and friends, many who were in attendance. “We continue to need the support, encouragement and understanding from all of you,” said Walko. “You are a vital part of us being able to do the job we have sworn to do for the citizens and visitors to this wonderful City of Erie.”