Six Syracuse Fire Department Officer were promoted Friday. Mayor Stephanie Miner announced the promotions at a special ceremony at City Hall Friday.
"Our promoted officers represent some of the best and brightest our department has to offer," said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. "Their promotion is a result of the strong leadership in our department and I am glad to see them move ahead in the ranks."
These six officers were promoted:
Robert Cussen has become a Deputy Chief. He joined the department in 1997 and was most recently promoted to district chief in 2010.
Lee Eckl has become District Chief. He has been a Syracuse Firefighter since 2000. He serves on Engine 2 and is currently a captain.
David Ellis is promoted to Captain. He has been a firefighter since 2000. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009.
Nicholas Pagano is promoted to captain. He has been a firefighter since 2000. He is certified paramedic.
Gary Lighton is promoted to Lieutenant. He had served the department since 1993. He is also a member of the NYS Air National Guard.
Zachary Smith is promoted to Lieutenant. He has been a firefighter since 2006 and has a B.S. Degree in Aerospace engineering.