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Posted on: March 16, 2023

Press Release: Badge Pinning Ceremony Honors Port Angeles Fire Department Firefighters

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Six of the Port Angeles Fire Department’s finest were honored during a badge pinning ceremony on Friday, March 10th, to commemorate the successful completion of probation for several promotions and the hiring of a new Assistant Fire Chief of EMS and Operations.

Recognized during the ceremony were Joel McKeen, who joined Port Angeles Fire Department in January 2023 as Assistant Chief of EMS and Operations; Andrew Cooper, promoted to Captain; Travis McFarland, promoted to Captain; Daniel Montana, promoted to Lieutenant; Michael Ingraham, promoted to Lieutenant; and Tyler Gage, promoted to Lieutenant. The ceremony, which took place at the Port Angeles Fire Station, was well attended by family members, colleagues, and Port Angeles Fire Department Leadership.

The pinning ceremony is a proud tradition and a worthy way to honor these firefighters, who stand as excellent examples of leadership. They have earned their promotions through great sacrifice, professionalism, and a commitment to serving the citizens of Port Angeles.

PAFD Pinning Ceremony March 2023

Pictured from Left to Right: Assistant Chief / Fire Marshal Michael Sanders; Lieutenant Daniel Montana; Lieutenant Tyler Gage; Lieutenant Michael Ingraham; Captain Travis McFarland; Captain Andrew Cooper; Assistant Chief EMS/Operations Joel McKeen; Fire Chief Derrell Sharp


Assistant Chief EMS-Operations Joel McKeen Pinning March 2023

Pictured: Assistant Chief EMS/Operations Joel McKeen is pinned by his father during the March 10th ceremony.

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