1976-5-14 Fire Department to see Unprecedented Promotions

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Fire department to see unprecedented promotions An unprecedented series of Fire Department promotions loomed today with City assurance that several im-, minent retirements, including Chief Joe Budd, will lead to advancements within the ranks. No out-of-town recruitment was promised today by Robert H. Mitchell, acting city manager, after a personnel conference with City Council members. Although several retirements were in prospect for this summer, openings will be filled from below, he stated. This announcement left Youth hurt An 18-year-old youth suffered minor injuries when his car spun out in the alley between Judson and Kaye coiul north of Central and struck a support wire for a telephone pole about 8 p.m. yesterday. James S. Fouch, 209 Craig court. Apt. 9, was southbound in the alley when he lost control of his vehicle after making a left turn, spun out, and struck a support wire. He was treated and released at Redlands Community Hospital. Some telephone wires were shaken loose in the accident, Battalion Chief David WUcox in a position of top seniority, considering that Chief Budd will be retiring in July. But aU eligible officers may become candidates, said Mitchell, and the appointments soon to be made will result from a selective process. Wilcox, who completed 27 years with the Fire Department Department last November, is followed closely by two other battalion chiefs, George R. McNuttand Merle Huisjen. But McNutt, who is rounding out 27 years next Aug. 1, also has applied for retirement—a decision that could be reconsidered, reconsidered, he admitted. Huisjen's 27-year mark will be reached on July 16, making him second to Wilcox in seniority. Five present captains also are considered in the running. They will be left when Captain John R. (Bob) Gray joins Chief Budd on the retiring list July 1. Engineer Clifford Damon also is marked for retirement. Kenneth Witham will be senior captain after Gray's departure. He and Henry Moore have served more than 20 years, and Moore is pushing retirement age. Captains Dale Martin, Raymond Mills and LeRoy Balch are still under the 20- year line, but seasoned members of the department. In point of service, the City's two senior firefighters are Chief Budd and Captain Gray, both leaving in a few weelu. Before then their successors will have been chosen, Mitchell indicated, and the process was simplified by the sui ^XHt be received from the Council in restricting the selection of a new chief to the present members of the Department. Budd and Gray are 58 years of age, and Damon is 55, so that all three are beating the compulsory retirement age— 65— by a comfortable margin. SAVIA PAPElT HELP A BOYI Tk« Baft' CInb BMdi your old nowiptpon. SAVE THEM I PIMM, do in t (iver. dMt Md than. Jiut dVOMlBOMOfOUrlMBM at all major markati la Radandi. NEWSPRINT ONLY TNE REDUNDS MTS' ClUi

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 14 May 1976, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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