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Posted on: April 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Firefighter Promoted to Lieutenant


Mayor Richard Kos today announced the promotion of Richard Lemelin to permanent Fire Lieutenant.

Lemelin joined the Chicopee Fire Department in 2003 first as a Firefighter and has served as a temporary Fire Lieutenant since October of 2015.

“I am pleased to promote Mr. Lemelin to Lieutenant,” said Kos. “He has been serving in this position temporarily since last year and his training and experience has prepared him to serve in this capacity.”

“I am glad to join Mayor Kos in the promotion of Mr. Lemelin,” said Provisional Fire Chief Dean F. Desmarais. “He will continue to serve the people of Chicopee well.”

Lieutenant Lemelin will officially begin his serving in his new position immediately.

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