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Sandy Fire promotes and honors its own during council meeting

Mar 27, 2017 04:26PM ● Published by Kelly Cannon

Jared Hubbard is sworn in as a captain/paramedic during a special presentation at city council. (Kelly Cannon/City Journals)

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By Kelly Cannon |

The Sandy City Fire Department honored some of its members during a special presentation at the Feb. 28 city council meeting. The presentation included two promotions and an award.
“It’s been about a month since we’ve done some promotions,” said Sandy City Fire Chief Bruce Cline. “We’re here with a captain and an engineer promotion and a special recognition for one of our battalion chiefs.”
The first promotion was of Jared Hubbard to captain/paramedic. Hubbard said he has been with the department since March 2003 where he started as a volunteer firefighter.
“I’ve been married for 24 years to a wonderful wife and we have two children, a boy and a girl. I have one of them here tonight to help celebrate this occasion with me,” Hubbard said. “We’ve lived in Sandy for 19 years and I will always consider this my home.”
The second promotion was of Joseph Spicer to engineer/paramedic. Spicer is currently in the logistics department.
“I’ve been in Sandy City fire the same amount of time as Jared. We were brought on as volunteers together. I was hired full time in 2005. I’m currently the logistics coordinator. The best description is it has a little bit of everything,” Spicer said. “I’ve been married to my wife for 16 years as of last Thursday. I have five children, all of which are here.”
Cline then honored Chief Chris Dawson for earning his Executive Fire Officer Award.
“Dawson just accomplished a really hard task. Eight weeks back at the fire academy. He’s the first one to receive the Executive Fire Officer in Sandy in probably 25 years. I wanted to recognize him because it’s a lot of hard work, being away from his family and a lot of assignments,” Cline said. “It’s basically a master’s degree to get an Executive Fire Officer. Congratulations, Chris. It’s quite an accomplishment. He takes care of his crews. He’s a battalion chief that does an excellent job.”
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