The Fairfield Fire Commission promoted two additional firefighters to the rank of lieutenant last week, according to a release from the Fire Department.
These promotions come a few weeks after the advancement of five firefighters to the lieutenant position and two lieutenants to the rank of assistant chief. All nine of the promotions are based on the promotional list promulgated by the commission in February. The list was creatd based on the results of exams conducted in January.
On Feb. 25, the Fire Commission promoted Scott Trembley of Ansonia and Brian McHugh of Fairfield, effective March 1.
“There’s a big turnover in our department, and I’m looking forward to working with these new officers to give our citizens of Fairfield the excellent public service they deserve,” Fire Chief Richard Felner said.
Trembley is a 16-year veteran with the department and a two-time recipient of the Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medal for his participation in the rescue of a hunter in cardiac arrest on Farmstead Hill Road several years ago, and earlier in his career for performing rapid CPR and defibrillization on a patient in cardiac arrest.
McHugh is a 13-year veteran of the department and also a two-time recipient of the Joseph J. Stopa Life Saving Medal for his actions in the Farmstead Hill Road rescue and his efforts that saved another patient in cardiac arrest on Melville Drive.
McHugh was also awarded the Joseph S. Elias Meritorious Service Award for his actions at a tanker truck fire on I-95, two unit citations for motor vehicle accident extrications on the Merritt Parkway and on North Benson Road, and is a member of the Department Honor Guard and Hazardous Materials Technician Response Team.
“Family is very important to me, and to stand before the Fire Commission to receive this promotion with my wife, father, mother, sister, mother-in-law and son was a great honor,” McHugh said.
“The opportunity to serve the community where I was raised and am raising my children is something I value more than I can say.”