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Published: Saturday, 7/16/2011

6 Toledo Fire, Rescue members promoted

Six members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department were promoted Friday afternoon in Toledo City Council Chambers.

Deputy Chief Phil Cervantes, who joined the department in May, 1984, was promoted to assistant chief. He will oversee fire prevention and internal affairs.

Battalion Chief Tom Jaksetic, who also joined the department in May, 1984, was promoted to deputy chief. He will manage the department’s special operations and training division, and be responsible for the department’s homeland security and disaster response coordination efforts.

Battalion Chief Gary Martin was promoted to deputy chief for operations, buildings, and shop. Chief Martin joined the department in 1979; he is president of the Toledo Fire Chiefs Association.

Captains Ken Gehring, Sally Glombowski, and Jim Aldridge, were promoted to battalion chief.

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