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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Victoria Fire Department swears in new employees, announces promotions

Four people in firefighter dress clothes. Three have blue shirts and hold yellow patches.

PHOTO #1: From left, Victoria Fire Department Chief Tracy Fox poses for a photo with Firefighter/EMTs John Rudd, Austin Muñoz and Enrique Cavazos. The new firefighter/EMTs were sworn in during a Nov. 5 ceremony at the Community Center annex. They will now begin a six-month probationary period, during which they will work and operate as Victoria Fire Department employees while receiving additional hands-on training.

Five people in firefighter dress clothes. 4 hold small black patches. Of those, 2 wear stethoscopes.PHOTO #2: From left, Victoria Fire Department Chief Tracy Fox poses for a photo with Paramedic Rebekah Thompson, Paramedic Hannah Frank, Engineer Trevor Montgomery, and Engineer Joel Aguirre. Thompson and Frank were promoted to the role of paramedic and Montgomery and Aguirre were promoted to the role of engineer during a Nov. 5 ceremony at the Community Center annex. Paramedics are responsible for providing emergency medical services and hold the highest-level EMS rank within the fire department. Engineers are responsible for driving fire engine and operating equipment at the scene of a fire.

To view more photos from the event, visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/oiE8GnJQqiQHqd6r8.

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