SPRINGFIELD, NJ — At Wednesday's meeting, the Springfield Township Committee approved the promotion of four firefighters in the department to new rankings.

Firefighters Timothy Hydock, Michael Santoro and Nicholas Garciano from the rank of Third-Class Firefighters to the rank of Second-Class Firefighters.

Additionally, Michael Montero finished up his probationary period with the department, and was promoted to Ninth-Class Firefighter.

All four firefighters were recommended for promotion to the township committee by Springfield Fire Chief Carlo Palumbo.