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Firefighters promoted at CYFD meeting

Central Yavapai Fire District’s Rick Chase, above, Marc Mazzella, below, and Matt McFadden, bottom, were sworn into new duties Monday.<br>
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The Daily Courier

Central Yavapai Fire District’s Rick Chase, above, Marc Mazzella, below, and Matt McFadden, bottom, were sworn into new duties Monday.<br> <br> Lisa Irish/ The Daily Courier

Central Yavapai Fire District Governing Board Chair John Range swore in new full-time firefighters and promoted several firefighters Monday at the board meeting at the Central Yavapai Regional Training Center in Prescott Valley.

With family members and co-workers present, Marc Mazzella and Matt McFadden were sworn in as full-time firefighters, promoted from reserve firefighters; Jim Bushman was promoted to engineer from firefighter; and Rick Chase was promoted to division chief and fire marshal from captain and acting fire marshal.

Mazzella's wife, Debbie, pinned on his new badge and gave him a hug and a kiss. McFadden's brother, Mike McFadden, pinned on his new badge and hugged him.

Afterward, Range swore in Thomas Muniz as facilities maintenance coordinator.

Range congratulated and shook hands with them all. "All this brings back memories of 31 years ago when I got my badge pinned on me by my wife in 1971," he said.

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