Golden Valley Fire Department Promotes Sixteen Firefighters

The Golden Valley Fire Department recently held a promotional ceremony for a few of its firefighters, while also swearing in five new firefighters. Typically done in-person, with family present, this year’s ceremonies were performed and recorded either at-home or in a COVID-safe manner.

Below is the list of promoted and sworn in firefighters.

Newly Sworn In Firefighters (watch here)

  • Ralph Brown
  • Andrea Hanson
  • Grant Lillvis
  • Spencer Specht
  • Svetlana Vold

Promoted From Probationary To Apprentice (watch here)

  • Kevin Jarta
  • Casey Johnson
  • Brandon Operana
  • Ed Jeffreys-Berns
  • Chad LaForge
  • Somer Kvale

Promoted From Apprentice To Firefighter

  • Matt Chapman
  • Bryan Pyne

Promoted From Firefighter To Lieutenant (watch here)

  • Jon Kennelly
  • Tariq Bashir

Promoted From Lieutenant To Captain (watch here)

  • Jamie Kelahan

Join The GVFD

If you’re interested in joining the Golden Valley Fire Department, visit the City website to learn more.

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