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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.