SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At last night's township committee meeting, two Springfield Firefighters were promoted by resolution from the township committee.

Probationary firefighters Austin Bucossi and Ronald Werner were both promoted up to ninth class firefighters, via resolutions 2020-237 and 2020-238. Both Bucossi and Werner were ceremonially sworn in last October by the township committee.

According to firerescue1.com, probationary firefighters are fire recruits who have just been hired by the fire department as an “at will,” entry-level employee. Following a period training and evaluation, firefighters are then promoted, and are required to serve a certain amount of time at each level of the department. They must also take written exams and interview with their superior officers before advancing to the next firefighter rank.

TAPinto Springfield congratulates firefighters Bucossi and Werner on their promotion, and wishes them the best of luck moving forward.