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February 15, 2013

Stepping up the line


Niagara Gazette — "I've been on the job with (Meacham and Castellani) and it's nice to promote someone one you know and someone you know is going to do a good job," Colangelo said. 

Colangelo said he's also pleased to be able to send Meacham and Castellani to their state mandated officer training so quickly. 

"The earlier the better to get that training done," the fire chief said. "It will teach them to train officers under their command."

In additional to promoting the captains, the fire department also conferred full firefighter status to four probationary firemen who have completed their recruit training and are "one the line" in the city's fire stations.

Firefighters Adam Farinas, Scott Furman, Earl Bas and Nicholas Falsetti received their official badges doing the ceremonies at Niagara Falls City Hall.

Colangelo also got some help to keep his ranks full with the swearing-in of four new firefighter recruits. Silvio Martelli, Gregory Dusher, Joseph Bongiovanni and Noah Masur will begin a week of local training on Feb. 25 and then head to the state Fire Academy in Montour Falls.

The chief said the recruits will help keep the ranks filled and account for firefighters who are injured and off duty.

"This administration has been very good at filling our (vacant) positions and filling them quickly," Colangelo said. 

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