LAFD Ceremony Salutes 52 Newly Promoted Members

Thursday, March 14, 2024

The Los Angeles Fire Department is proud to honor the achievements of fifty-two LAFD uniformed and civilian members who have successfully completed the demanding process of promoting in rank or status within the Department.

031424 - LAFD Ceremony Salutes 52 Newly Promoted Members

Expressing her pride in their accomplishments, City of Los Angeles Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley oversaw a formal promotion ceremony at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

We are pleased to share an event photo album.

Individually honored at the event were:

Chief Deputy

Ronnie Villanueva

Deputy Chief

Jamie Brown

Assistant Chief

Vincent Alvarado
Kairi Brown
Joseph Everett
William Peralta
Timothy Wuerfel

Battalion Chief

Josephe Angiuli
Glenn Baham
Robert Barna
Amy Bastman
Brian Franco
Jason Getchius
Justin Mendence
Adrian Vasquez
Mattias Wikstrom

Captain II

Keston Abe
Andrew Balandis
Benjamin Fazeli
Jamie Heald
Elliot Ibanez
Daniel O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor
Lawrence Salas
Brian Smith
Justin Voyson

Apparatus Operator

Nicholas Bear
Brandon Elliot
Kevin Golledge
Dylan Hoppe
Matthew Mireles
Cody Quinlan
Daniel Stalie
Ryan Thompson
Nicholas Van Blarcom

Inspector II

Antonio Jones
Joe Mendoza
David Steinman

Inspector I

David Arellano
William Heritier
Elton Mashack
Peter Mills

Helicopter Pilot V

Dan Child


David Brooks

Civilian Promotees 

Chanel Burgess - Management Analyst I
Karen Estrella - Sr. Personnel Analyst I
Lisa Gerencser - Management Analyst
Michael Hedvig - Management Analyst
Jeimie Hidalgo - Auditor I
Tom Hoang - Sr. Accountant II
Victoria Johnson - Executive Administrative Assistant II
Teren King - Equipment Specialist I

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