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Fairfield Promotes New Fire Lieutenant

Fairfield's bravest honored one of its own last week. The Fairfield Fire Department promoted firefighter Bill Tuttle in an official ceremony while Tuttle's wife, Maureen, and his daughters Amelia, Delilah, Scarlett and Pearl proudly looked on.

"This is a big moment in a firefighter's career," Fire Chief Richard Felner said. "And we expect Lieutenant Tuttle to be a tremendous asset both for the department and for the town in the decades to come."

Tuttle, a Hamden resident, was the top candidate from among nine other firefighters. He serves as trustee on the executive board of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1426 , where he works with President Bob Smith in coordinating the annual Santa Gift Delivery fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Along with his family, Tuttle's Company Officer of nearly a decade, veteran Lt. Brad Sherman, and Assistant Chief Doug Chavenello, who served as Tuttle's Platoon Commander, joined him at the ceremony, along with Deputy Chief Art Reid and firefighters Rick Kazzi, Jeff Edmondson and Jeff Janik.

Fairfield's Fire Commission assigned Tuttle to work under Assistant Chief Scott Bisson at Fire Station 2 on Jennings Road. He must first complete a six-month probationary period in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the town and the Fairfield Fire Fighters Association.

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