Wednesday, February 9, 2011

They Got Pinned

When there are promotions of sworn personnel in the Pasadena Fire Department, ceremonial badge-pinnings are part of the well-deserved pomp and circumstance.

In the photo above, Kevin Costa, a 14-year veteran of the department, receives his new badge from his wife and mother at Fire Station 34. He was promoted from battalion chief to deputy fire chief for operations.

You can see the badge in all its glory in this photo (that's Pasadena Fire Chief Dennis Downs behind him):

Robert Sepulveda, a seven-year veteran, was promoted from firefighter to fire engineer and pinned by his wife and daughter:

Also promoted was Seaton King, who rose from fire captain to battalion chief. Seaton has been with the department for 20 years.

Congratulations to all three!


Cafe Pasadena said...

I'm very happy that there are still city workers who are happy at this time.

pasadenapio said...

Pasadena city employees are extraordinary! While all departments have had to reduce expenditures, cut positions and do more with less, I hope the community will be proud of our dedicated employees who continue to make Pasadena a model for other municipalities throughout the nation.

Petrea said...

I'm glad there was a ceremony. We need rites and rituals to share good things and bad, and this good thing is worth celebrating.