Six Springfield firefighters promoted Thursday

    Springfield Fire Department staff members promoted Thursday. (WICS)

    Six Springfield firefighters were promoted Thursday morning.

    Three went from firefighter to drivers and engineers, while three more were promoted from drivers and engineers to captains.

    Those promoted said it is a chance for them to take on more responsibility within the department and help take care of other team members.

    "That next level for us is being able to start taking care of your crew and making sure they're able to do the job and do the job safely. For me, that's huge," Jonathan Gordon said. Gordon was promoted Thursday to be a driver and engineer.

    Those getting the promotion were pinned to their new promotion by either their family members or co-workers.

    The three who were promoted from firefighter to driver/engineer are as follows:

    Jon Mundhenke, Jake Maxedon and John Gordon.

    The three who were promoted from driver/engineer to captain are as follows:

    Joe Snodgrass, Rick Reimann and Mark Vanderwerf.

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