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News Release
Release Date: 04/12/2013 Release Time: 3:16 PM
Contact: Training Captain/PIO
Bruce Vanderhorst
951-533-3836
Subject: RFD Promotions and Assignments
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On April 12th, 2013 the City of Riverside Fire Department promoted Engineer Sean Smith to the position of Fire Captain and Engineer Josh Fudge to the position of Fire Captain. Both Captains were lauded for their professionalism. Captain Fudge has 15 years of experience in the fire service and will be assigned to the University Station, Engine 4. Captain Smith has 28 years of experience in the fire service and will be assigned to the La Sierra South Station, Engine 12.
The City of Riverside Fire Department is honored to promote Captain's Fudge and Smith; they have worked hard toward exceeding expectations in the arena of public safety.
Also on April 12th, 2013 the City of Riverside Fire Department appointed Kristen Clements to the position of Emergency Medical Service Coordinator. Kristen has 26 years of experience in the EMS field. Kristen is a Paramedic that has worked in Riverside City and County for American Medical Response. Kristen assisted in starting the paramedic program for Riverside Community College in 2001. Kristen was also instrumental in getting Crafton Hills College, Riverside Community College and NCTI's paramedic program accredited. Kristen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the department's paramedic program. We look forward to many years of quality training for our department's EMS program that provide excellent customer service to our community.
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