The Burton Fire District promoated four firefighters to their current ranks at a Thursday, Jan. 9 ceremony held at the district’s Pinewood fire station and attended by family, friends and fellow firefighters.
Danielle Van Dam, Jason Wingler, and Daniel Mikel, after a year of training, are now promoted to the rank of Engineer and are fully qualified to operate fire apparatus. They are responsible for safely and efficiently driving fire apparatus to emergency scenes, and ensuring a continuous flow of water which can be challenging in rural areas of Burton that do not have water readily available.
Scott Oneal was promoted to Firefighter II based upon the National Fire Protection Association firefighter standards. Accordingly, Firefighter Oneal now possesses advanced firefighter knowledge and skills, allowing him to lead others on emergency scenes.
All Burton Fire District firefighters are required to be Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians, and National Fire Protection Association qualified Firefighter II with additional training to Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic encouraged.