LAFD promotes 52 employees.

Well Done, New Leaders

Information and photo courtesy LAFD/Adam Van Gerpen

A group photo of the 52 LAFD personnel promoted at the event held March 14.

On March 14, the LAFD honored 52 sworn and civilian personnel who completed the process of promoting in rank or status within the department.

Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley oversaw a formal promotion ceremony at the LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center.

Individually honored at the event were (listed according to new rank or status): 

Promoted to Chief Deputy:
Ronnie Villanueva

Promoted to Deputy Chief:
Jamie Brown

Promoted to Assistant Chief:
Vincent Alvarado
Kairi Brown
Joseph Everett
William Peralta
Timothy Wuerfel

Promoted to Battalion Chief:
Josephe Angiuli
Glenn Baham
Robert Barna
Amy Bastman
Brian Franco
Jason Getchius
Justin Mendence
Adrian Vasquez
Mattias Wikstrom

Promoted to Captain II:
Keston Abe
Andrew Balandis
Benjamin Fazeli
Jamie Heald
Elliot Ibanez
Daniel O’Connor
Kevin O’Connor
Lawrence Salas
Brian Smith
Justin Voyson

Promoted to Apparatus Operator:
Nicholas Bear
Brandon Elliot
Kevin Golledge
Dylan Hoppe
Matthew Mireles
Cody Quinlan
Daniel Stalie
Ryan Thompson
Nicholas Van Blarcom

Promoted to Inspector II:
Antonio Jones
Joe Mendoza
David Steinman

Promoted to Inspector I:
David Arellano
William Heritier
Elton Mashack
Peter Mills

Promoted to Helicopter Pilot V:
Dan Child

Promoted to Supermate:
David Brooks

Civilian Promotions:
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

Congratulations to all those whose work and dedication help to make LA the great City it is, and to their families for their sacrifices in making these careers possible.