SPRINGFIELD, NJ — A long-tenured member of the Springfield Fire Department will finally reach the rank of captain when the new year rolls around.

Salvatore Cocuzza applied for and tested for the position of fire captain. Resolution 2019-332, passed at last week's township committee meeting, approves Cocuzza's appointment as Fire Captain. He will officially attain the rank of Fire Captain on Jan. 1, 2020.

Cocuzza was recommended for promotion by Springfield Fire Chief Carlo Palumbo.