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Four new Salem firefighters sworn-in, department veteran promoted

Posted by Ryan Mooney  September 28, 2012 10:18 AM

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Prior to last Thursday night's city council meeting, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll swore in the city's four newest firefighters in front of family, friends and their firefighting brethren at City Hall, and promoted five-year veteran Richard Thomas to lieutenant.

Michael Buonfiglio, Matthew Keane, and Steve McCarthy took their official oaths Thursday having joined the department about a month ago. Jason Tarasuik was also sworn-in, and is expected to join the department on October 16.

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Salem's finest were at City Hall Thursday night to watch four new brethren take the firefighter's oath. From left to right: Michael Buonfiglio, Matthew Keane, Steve McCarthy, and Jason Tarasuik were sworn in and veteran firefighter Richard Thomas, who was promoted to lieutenant.

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Mayor Kim Driscoll swears in the newest additions to the Salem Fire Department on Thursday night.

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Richard Thomas (left), accompanied by his father, Jon, a 29-year veteran of the department, takes the oath of lieutenant. His grandfather, William, was also firefighter in Salem for 30 years before retiring as a lieutenant.

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