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Posted on: February 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Victoria Fire Department swears in new employees, announces promotion

Three people stand with hands raised in front of a fire truck. A woman reads from a paper in front.

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Fire Department swore in three new employees during a Feb. 18 ceremony at Victoria Fire Department Station Six. Shown from left are Firefighter/EMT Jakob Marshall, Paramedic Crew Leader Rachel Rings and Firefighter/EMT Nicolas Chapa. They will now begin a six-month probationary period, during which they will work and operate as Victoria Fire Department employees while receiving additional hands-on training.

Man stands in front of fire department backdrop holding a helmet that reads Battalion Chief.PHOTO #2: Mark Martyn of the Victoria Fire Department was promoted to EMS Battalion Chief during a Feb. 18 ceremony at Victoria Fire Department Station Six. Martyn first joined the fire department in 2005, and he has served as a firefighter/EMT, firefighter/paramedic, paramedic specialist, fire medic, fire lieutenant, EMS captain and fire captain.

Man reads from a plaque near a group of 8 people of different ages.PHOTO #3: The Victoria Fire Department dedicated a new fire truck in memory of former assistant fire chief Kenneth Volkmer during a Feb. 18 ceremony at Victoria Fire Department Station Six. Volkmer served the fire department for 39 years before his retirement. He passed away in 2021. Members of his family attended the ceremony and received a commemorative plaque.

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