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Finizio Announces Promotions In New London Fire Department

Battalion chief and two lieutenants named

Mayor Daryl Finizio announced today that three members of the New London Fire Department have received promotions.

Lt. Edward Sargent has been promoted to battalion chief. Firefighters Joe Hancock and Rocco Basilica were promoted to lieutenants.

Finizio said he acted on the recommendations of Deputy Fire Chief Henry Kydd and Chief Administrative Officer Jane Glover in making the promotions.

“I’m very proud to announce these promotions and I am confident in each individual’s ability to do the jobs for which they have been selected,” said Finizio. "By proceeding with these promotions, the city administration also believes that these promotions will lower overtime costs in the fire department.”

Sargent has been with the department since March 27, 1989, and received a promotion to lieutenant on Oct. 19, 2007. Hancock joined the department on June 6, 1996, while Basilica joined on July 27 of that year. Finizio said each of the three men has received numerous unit citations and commendations during their career.

The promotions will go into effect on Feb. 1, when a formal ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

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latetax February 04, 2013 at 02:15 PM
finizio and passero are a couple-out for themselves.Money is no object to them-just hit the taxpayers-- At least we got LOT!!!!!!
rob February 05, 2013 at 06:23 PM
Maybe you should start picking on the council members and leaders for not having any vision for the city. Fill the empty buildings, pack the piers with events during the summer bring some money into the town. No you continue to blame city workers for the mess its in.
rob February 05, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I take offense to your comment, I am far from lazy,your another big mouth that has no clue what you are talking about. Ya take after Waterford who turns thier back on the homeless and won't use a perfectly good building for a rehab facility.
rob February 05, 2013 at 10:42 PM
That dis to those councilors was well deserved. They had no clue what they were voting on, didn't even have a clue and didn't care because they wanted to vote against the Mayor. Puppets on a string from a guy that left New London.
taxpayer February 19, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I dont believe this city-promote a guy whom is 400lbs--the little club is not so little, debbie is right on with all she says!!!!!!!!!!

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