City of Mount Vernon to hire 8 new Firefighters, Promote One to Lieutenant
Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest D. Davis will administer the oath of office to eight (8) new firefighters on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 11:00am in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
“The addition of these new hires will help us address staffing concerns with coverage of the city,” said Mayor Ernest D. Davis. “Over the past few months the union has been working with myself and fire administrators. I believe the city will benefit from initiatives that are already taking place.” The new hires will fill vacancies appropriated in the 2013 budget.
The following individuals have been selected to be sworn in as Probationary Firefighters from the certified Civil Service Certified Eligibility List:
· Ernie Brown
· Rodney Mack
· Rasaul Salahuddin
· Dwayne Malcolm
· Dakarai Maynard
· John Forde
· Carmine Gianianella
· Anthony Piscopo
The Probationary Firefighters will enter the Westchester Fire training academy on Monday, September 23, 2013 for a 16 weeks of instruction. Robert Kin Odimdo, an eight year veteran of the department, will also be appointed to the position of Fire Lieutenant.