At our January meeting, we had the voting in of two new members to Local 45!
Father Matthew Young was voted in as a Honorary Member to Local 45. Father Matt serves as the department's chaplain and truly does a wonderful job in this position. Welcoming Father Matt as a Honorary Member to Local 45 is the least we could do!
Austin Kresser, President Emeritus of Local 45, was voted in as an Active-Retired member.
Congratulations to the both of you and thank you for your past and continued support of Local 45!
During our December meeting, new hire Phil Wagner was sworn into Local 45 as an active member. Phil started with the department in early November of 2016 and joined us from the Bowling Green Fire Department.
Congratulations, Phil and welcome aboard!
President Austin Kresser steps down
The members of Newport professional firefighters would like to thank Austin Kresser for his service to Local 45. During his time as President, Austin lead the members of Local 45 through contract negotiations in which the members received raises for the first time in a while. Austin also kept members sticking together throughout harsh working conditions that have since been resolved. Austin was voted by the members of Local 45 as President Emeritus of Newport Professional firefighters.
Thanks again President Emeritus Kresser for your dedication.
Brandon Schoborg was voted as the next President of Local 45
Local 45 would like to welcome Chief William Darin. Chief Darin comes to us from East Peoria Il. Local 45 looks forward to working with Chief Darin on the mission of our local.
Congratulations to Firemedic Jake Silvati on his promotion to Engineer/Medic and also to Engineer/Medic Scott Kohrs on his promotion to Lieutenant.