Two Sworn in as Alpena as Alpena Firefightrer-Paramedics
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:28:08 EDT
Two Alpena men were sworn in as Alpena Firefighter/Paramedics in a special service held at Alpena City Hall Friday morning (10-6) filling two recent vacancies on that department.
Fire Chief for the City of Alpena Bill Forbush introduced the men to those in attendance which included numerous city officials, fellow firefighters and some family members. Wives of new hires had the honor of pinning badges to their husband's uniforms.
One of new hires is Abraham Bruski who has served as an Alpena Township Volunteer Firefighter and also served with the Hillman Ambulance service. Bruski did much of his paramedic clinical/internship training with City Fire. He has an Associate Degree from Alpena Community College.
The other new member of the department is Philip Curley, a paramedic who worked for an ambulance service in Kalamazoo for ten years serving while also serving on the Kalamazoo Township Fire Department. He has an Associate’s degree in EMS and a Bachelor in Public Health. He grew up in Alpena, and is returning with his wife and children.
There are also about two dozen other Alpena firefighter-paramedics serving Alpena, as well as the townships of Alpena which include Green, Long Rapids, Maple Ridge, Ossineke, Sanborn and Wilson.
Photo: Alpena City Clerk/Treasurer/Finance Director Karen Hebert administers Oath of Office to new members of the Alpena city Fire Department