Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Socially distant Fire Dept. promotions and swearing-in ceremony M ayor Gary Christenson and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell presided over a promotional and swearing in ceremony offi cially welcoming Chief William Sullivan to the Fire Department following the retirement of Chief Kevin Finn last February. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the requirement to limit attendees, the fi rst of two ceremonies was held outdoors on the new City Hall Plaza, where attendees’ families were seated six feet apart from other families and wore masks. The second ceremony will take place on October 22. Also in attendance were State Representhe Department; Lieutenant John Hall was promoted to Deputy Chief; Lieutenant Richard B. Borges was promoted to Captain; Firefi ghter Robert S. Pictured (from left): City Councillors Craig Spadafora, Barbara Murphy and Steve Winslow; City Council President Jadeane Sica; Mayor Gary Christenson; Fire Chief Bill Sullivan; Deputy Chief John Hall; Captain Richard Borges; Lieutenant Robert Hegarty; Lieutenant Bradford Bianchi with his daughter, Adeline; Provisional Lieutenant James Varzakis; Firefi ghter Michael Fleming; Firefi ghter Nicholas Yandell; State Representatives Paul Donato, Kate Lipper-Garabedian and Steve Ultrino; and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell. tatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper-Garabedian along with City Councillors Craig Spadafora, Barbara Murphy, Steve Winslow and City Council President Jadeane Sica. “I’m especially pleased to offi cially welcome Chief Bill Sullivan. They say that ‘the quality of a leader is refl ected in the standards they set for themselves,’” said Mayor Christenson. “I have come to know the high standards that Bill sets for himself and the Department and look forward to working with him.” Assistant Chief William P. Sullivan was promoted to Chief of Hegarty was promoted to Lieutenant; Firefi ghter Bradford Bianchi was promoted to Lieutenant; and Firefi ghter James G. Varzakis was promoted to Provisional Lieutenant. Firefi ghters Michael Fleming and Nicholas Yandell were offi cially welcomed to the Department. Commissioner Haskell invited family members to officially pin the promoted offi cers and new members, and City Clerk Greg Lucey took the oaths and swore in the offi cers. The promotions and new hires are the result of recent retirements. Photos of the event may be found on the City of Malden’s Flickr account. Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 62 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

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