FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Fire Department recently promoted two members and welcome a new firefighter to its ranks.
The department swore in Roger Caisse as assistant chief and Kevin Polcer was promoted to lieutenant. Jason Crawford also came on board at the ceremony, officiated by Deputy Chief Kyran Dunn.
Assistant Chief Scott Bisson congratulated his fellow members on their achievements.
“Promotion is the second most important day in a firefighter’s career, second only to the day they are sworn in as a firefighter,” he said. “Having worked with (Polcer and Caisse), they have demonstrated their abilities in their previous assignments with the department and our future looks very bright with their promotions.”
Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau administered the oath of office followed by each member having their badge pinned on by members of their family.
Caisse joined the Fairfield Fire Department in 1996 and worked throughout the ranks serving as a shift commanders aide in 2001 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004. He worked on developing the department’s Marine Rescue Division including the acquisition of a 28’ firefighting vessel from the City of Bridgeport.
Polcer was hired in 2000 and has worked on “A” platoon for the last 17 years. As a senior firefighter with the department, Polcer has served as a trustee for the firefighter’s local 1426.
Crawford began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter in Waterford at age 15. With over 10 years of previous fire service and EMS experience, he is a licensed paramedic.