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Lebanon Fire staffers promoted

The Lebanon Fire District Board of Directors on Oct. 1 pinned five staff
members, who have been promoted: Division Chief of Training Mark Fitzwater, Battalion Chief Brett Kibble, Lieutenant Blaine Suing, Engineer Bryce Maclennan and Firefighter Jason Carroll.

Fitzwater was promoted to chief of training from his position as battalion
chief. Originally hired as a full-time firefighter in 2007, Fitzwater had
been serving as the A shift battalion chief since December of 2017.

Kibble previously served as a C shift lieutenant. His firefighting career
began in 1998, and he was hired full-time at the Lebanon Fire District in
2003. He was a lieutenant for three years before his promotion to
battalion chief.

Suing was originally hired as a temporary firefighter with the Lebanon
Fire District in 2004. Prior to his promotion lieutenant, he was an A
shift engineer for 11 years. During that time, he often qualified as an
“acting in capacity lieutenant.”

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Maclennan has been with the Lebanon Fire District since July of 2017. His
promotion to engineer comes after serving for two years as a firefighter.
In addition to his promotion, Maclennan recently earned his paramedic
license.

Carroll began his career with the Lebanon Fire District as a volunteer in
2016. In July of 2017 he was hired as a temporary firefighter to fill a
vacant position for the duration of a SAFER grant the district was
awarded. His promotion to firefighter makes Carroll a permanent member of
the Lebanon Fire District.