Los Alamos Fire Department Honors Firefighters At Promotion; Retirement Ceremonies

Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes welcomes and thanks the public for their attendence at Friday’s promotional and retirement ceremonies at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
From left, Bert Quintana, Jeff Saiz, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider. Quintana was promoted to Driver Engineer and Saiz to Fire Captain during Friday’s special ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Cheif Justin Grider introduces Quintana and Saiz and talks a little bit about their history. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Marissa Saiz pins a badge on the uniform of her husband Jeff Saiz. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Henry Quintana, grandfather of Bert Quintana pins on his badge. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Driver Engineer Matthew Williams is retiring and gave his thanks and praises to his family and the community for all the years of support. Williams has been in the fire service for 20 years. Born in Northern New Mexico, he always wanted to be a firefighter, ever since he was in gradeschool. He officially started in 1993 in Espanola, and finally joined the Los Alamos Fire Department in 2001. Many have given him recognition as a quality individual, on and off the job, and officials said he has made a large impact on the fire team as a whole. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider honors Matthew Williams with a captain’s helmet and coin. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
The fire truck outside is prepared to take Matthew Williams on his final ride. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Retiring Driver Engineer Matthew Williams gives a thumbs up as he heads out on his final ride with LAFD. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
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