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Greenwich Firefighter Promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal

Greenwich First Selectman and Fire Commissioner Peter Tesei administers the oath of office to Edwin Rojas during the promotion ceremony April 1, 2014. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Greenwich First Selectman and Fire Commissioner Peter Tesei administers the oath of office to Edwin Rojas during the promotion ceremony April 1, 2014. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.

Veteran Greenwich Firefighter Edwin Rojas was promoted to deputy fire marshal in a Town Hall ceremony Tuesday.

Fire Chief Peter Siecienski said that Rojas' "superior interpersonal skills will serve him well to do the job." Siecienski added, "Three-quarters of code compliance is the ability to listen. In dealing with property owners, he will leave them with a smile on their face when he gives them a citation," prompting laughter from the dozens of his colleagues who gathered in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

First Selectman Peter Tesei, who also serves as the town's fire commissioner, administered the promotional oath to Rojas.

Rojas, who is a Westport resident, said that his promotion to the Fire Marshal's Division is a much-desired career move to continue serving the community. He said it is a multi-faceted job involving fire investigation, fire code enforcement in residential and commercial buildings and fire prevention education.

Rojas has been with the Greenwich Fire Department for 13 1/2 years is certified in hazardous materials, trench and confined space rescue, fire officer 1, pump operator, and is an emergency medical technician and a fire service instructor.

Rojas begins his fire marshal certification training today.

His promotion was created by the retirement last month by Fire Marshal James McDonald.
Sherry Ruddy April 03, 2014 at 12:13 AM
This is a wonderful moment that could not have come at a better time ! Congratulations to the Rojas family !

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