Columbus Fire Department Announces Three Promotions

Lieutenant David Foster has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Foster is a 16 year veteran of the department. Foster was promoted to Sergeant in 2012. In 2013 the fire department eliminated the Sergeant rank,  thus making the entry level officer position the rank of Lieutenant. During this rank system change, 6  fire department Sergeant positions transitioned to the rank of Lieutenant.  Foster was promoted following a Captain position vacancy after the recent promotion of a department training officer. Captain David Foster’s certifications include : Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician and Swift Water Rescue Technician. Captain Foster is also certified as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.

Firefighter Allen Smith has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Smith is a 17 year veteran of the department. Smith was promoted following the Lieutenant vacancy left by the promotion of Foster.  Lieutenant Smith’s certifications include: Emergency Medical Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, Rope Rescue Technician and Swift Water Rescue Technician. Lieutenant Smith is also certified as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.

Firefighter Bryan Brown has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Brown is a 20 year veteran of the department. Brown was promoted to fill an open Lieutenant positon. Lieutenant Brown’s certifications include: Paramedic Technician and Hazardous Materials Technician. Lieutenant Brown is also certified as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter.

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