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The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department promoted six today.
The force, Chief Luis Santiago said, “will be a better, stronger department because of what we’re promoting today.”
Promoted were: Bryce Blair, Jr., from captain to battalion chief; Michael and Mark Benadum — brothers — from lieutenant to captain; Jeremy Vedra, Matthew Viertlbeck, and Robert Swartz from private to lieutenant.
Chief Santiago said the department is on pace to beat last year’s record-breaking run volume and that there are things to look forward to still this year, including the opening of a new fire station in East Toledo.