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Palumbo Sworn in as Deputy Chief

Veteran Springfield firefighter becomes second in command of department.

Fire fighters and emergency responders from Springfield and neighboring towns packed into the town hall meeting room to see Carlo Palumbo promoted to Deputy Chief of the township's fire department.

Palumbo, a longtime member of the department, has had a distinguished career as a firefighter in Springfield. As one of the initial wave of responders to 9/11, he was among 10 Springfield fire fighters to .

More recently, Palumbo has been instrumental in a number of high profile emergencies, including leading the department in .  

Earlier this month, he was one of three Springfield firefighters to receive the New Jersey State F.M.B.A. EMS Medal of Distinction for his part in an emergency childbirth outside of a bank. The baby girl was born with its umbilical cord wrapped around her neck; .  

Palumbo thanked the committee and Fire Chief James Sanford for trusting him with the new position. Sanford said that as Deputy Chief, Palumbo would handle much of the day-to-day command operations.

In addition to members of the Springfield fire department, Millburn Fire Chief Michael Roberts and Summit Fire Chief Joseph Houck were on hand to congratulate Palumbo on the new role.  

"We have a tremendous amount of respect for you and your accomplishments with the department," Springfield Mayor Ziad Shehady told Palumbo after he was sworn in. 

Marc Krauss April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Congratulations again Deputy Chief Palumbo on your well deserved promotion!!! I know you will excel in this new position and continue serve Chief Sanford, your fellow firefighters and the residents of Springfield with the utmost dedication and professionalism. All the best.
Committeeman Jerry Fernandez April 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Congratulations Deputy Chief Palumbo, there is no doubt you will exceed all our expectations. Wish you the best.
BART FRAENKEL April 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Congratulations Carlo, it is a well deserved appointment and long-time coming.
Shane Ronan April 25, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Congratulations Deputy Chief Palumbo. As a member of the Springfield First Aid Squad it has been my pleasure to work with you on many scenes. I look forward to seeing the positive influence you will have on the FD in your new position.

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