BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Fire Department promoted three firefighters to the rank of Fire Captain this evening during a ceremony at town hall.  Kevin Villegas, Daren McCoy and Jeffrey Roberts were all sworn into the higher rank by Mayor Michael Venezia.

The Bloomfield Fire Department Honor Guard presented the colors to start the ceremony followed by the National Anthem sang by Bloomfield High School student Skylar Canabal.  Jack McGarry played Amazing Grace on the bagpipes leading up to remarks by Mayor Venezia, Public Safety Director Samuel Demaio and Fire Chief Louis Venezia. 

The new captains fill vacancies created by captains that had recently retired from the department.  The Bloomfield Fire Department provides coverage to the Township through four firehouses staffed 24 hours a day.