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Newark NJ Promotes Fire Officers and Swears in Recruits at City Hall Ceremony

Newark, NJ – December 21, 2011 – Mayor Cory A. Booker, Newark Municipal Council Members, Fire Director Fateen A. Ziyad, and Fire Chief John G. Centanni promoted four new Battalion Chiefs, 13 Fire Captains, and swore in 25 new firefighters from the 40th Recruit Class to their duties at a City Hall Municipal Council Chamber ceremony on Tuesday, December 20. Deputy City Clerk Ken Louis administered the oath of office to the promotees and recruits. Holding the Bible at left is George LaTorre, son of Newark Fire Captain Dominick LaTorre. The recruit class dedicated their training to Capt. LaTorre, who was killed in the line of duty on May 7, 1972, in a collapse during a three-alarm fire i...

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