City makes promotions to fill Pittsfield Fire Department's top spots

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PITTSFIELD — Recent retirements among the top brass of the Pittsfield Fire Department have made way for officers to move up in rank.

And so they did with a wave of appointments OK'd by the City Council on Tuesday. 

Tom Sammons assumed command of the department last week, filing the top spot vacated by former Chief Robert Czerwinski, who retired in July. Former Deputy Chief Raymond Tart also retired in July. 

With that, Neil Myers and Ronald Clement moved up in rank to deputy chief. They join Deputy Chiefs Daniel Garner and Matthew Noyes.

Robert Stevens, Kenneth Cowan and Daniel Aitken were promoted to captain. Sammons said there are a total of nine captains with the department.

And Robert Leary, Kevin Brady and Jacob Brown were promoted to lieutenant. Sammons said there are a total of 13 lieutenants in the department. 

Amanda Drane can be contacted at adrane@berkshireeagle.com, @amandadrane on Twitter, and 413-496-6296.

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