Cicero Fire Department Hires Two, Promotes Five

The Cicero Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to the family, and also promoted five during the Town Board Meeting on May 14.

Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi swore in Matthew K. Doyle and Richard G. Darling prior to promoting Lt. James J. Gotch to Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention, Engineer Jamey C. Guido to Lieutenant of Fire Prevention, Engineer Andrew J. Michaels to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Eric S. Pitman to Engineer. Firefighter Mark S. Kulaga also received a promotion to Engineer, but could not make the ceremony because of a class.

“These men are not only ready to serve this town, but have already shown their dedication to protecting Cicero’s residents and homes through their rigourous training and commitment to become members of the Cicero Fire Department,” Buscemi said.

The Town Board of Trustees, including Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board, Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Supervisor Joe Virruso, Assessor Emilio Cundari, Collector Fran Reitz, and Trustees Bob Porod, and Larry Banks, Victor Garcia and Jon Cava congratulated the new hires and the recently promoted men after the ceremony.

“Our first responders continue to transform by bringing in new people and promoting the best of their departments, to ensure we always are doing what we can to serve the needs of Cicero,” Dominick said. “I wish them all the best as they embark on their next phase in this journey, whether it’s starting off with us or taking on new responsibilities.”