Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire holds promotions ceremony for firefighters


My first attempt at firework photography on July Fourth; there is room for improvement. Photo credit: Jordan Redinger

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire held a ceremony to promote firefighters to their new roles in the Mayor’s Conference Room on Nov. 30.

Some of the promotions that were recognized included Bernard Mohan who was promoted to deputy chief and Ronald Bollinger who was promoted to battalion chief. Firefighters Brian Krull and Jason Marino were both promoted to the rank of captain and firefighters Benjamin Calik and Frank Mannella were both promoted to fire lieutenant. Ronald Bollinger, Benjamin Calik and Frank Mannella all attended the ceremony.

“We are prepared and know they are prepared to carry out their missions,” said Fire Chief Darryl Jones. “To the families, we say thank you very much for your support.”

“You are the ones making the decisions day to day and saving lives,” added Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. “What you do getting off that truck in the first few minutes makes the difference in life and death.”

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto also attended the ceremony and spoke to the firefighters before administering the Oath of Office.

“It has been an honor to work with you my past eight years,” Mayor Peduto said. “The professionalism, the unquestioned loyalty of serving and helping the citizens of Pittsburgh no matter what the call was.”

The city would like to congratulate the newly promoted deputy chief, battalion chief, captains and lieutenants.