Firefighters Promoted During Special Ceremony

During a special ceremony Monday at Fire Administration on East Road, three firefighters were promoted. From left, Battalion Chief Paul Grano will supervise the C Shift, Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna will oversee training and exercises related to Los Alamos National Laboratory. Newly promoted Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Trehern is a second generation firefighter. He worked in LANL’s Fire Protection Division for 13 years and has been with LAFD for 22 years. He will be in charge of operations and will supervise all three fire shifts at LAFD. His father, Jim Trehern, was the last fire chief with the Department of Energy. Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes, at right, said there is nearly 50 years of leadership experience between the Treherns. Hughes described Monday’s newly promoted fire officials as, “three great individuals who have given a lot of years to the department and who will help LAFD reach the next level.” Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Six cadets enrolled in the current academy have passed their training and will begin working on shifts throughout the community over the next few weeks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Firefighter/Union President Cari Mace, left, with Fire and Police Chaplain Cheryl Ridlon following Monday’s promotion ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

This banner, signed by members of a local church, expresses appreciation to the Los Alamos Firefighters for keeping their homes and the community from burning during last summer’s Las Conchas Fire. “We keep it up as a reminder of all the hard work the firefighters did,” said a fire department staff member. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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