Today, the Long Beach Fire Department recognized four individuals that were promoted to leadership positions within the Fire Department. The traditional “Badge Ceremony” was held at the Long Beach Fire Department Headquarters this morning at 0900 hours. The ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of those individuals that have dedicated themselves to career advancement and personal development.
These promotion ceremonies are a time honored tradition that brings family, friends, and co-workers together to celebrate the achievement of those that are being promoted from within the Fire Department. Fire Chief Mike DuRee presided over the event. City Manager Patrick West, Assistant City Manager Tom Modica, and Tim Patton, representing the Office of the Mayor were in attendance.
Those being promoted today include:
Mick Hannan, Fire Captain
Mick was hired on March 5, 2001. He has served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, and Hazardous Materials Specialist. He has been actively involved with the Fire Department and has served on numerous committees and associations. Mick is a Director for the Long Beach Fire Department Mutual Benefit Association, a member of the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) team, B-Shift Coordinator for Firefighters for Christ, and a Southern Director for the California State Firefighters Association.
Omar Naranjo, Marine Safety
Omar started his career as an Ocean Lifeguard in 1996. Omar has served as an Area Supervisor, Marine Safety Sergeant, Marine Safety Officer Field Training Officer, Lifeguard Academy Training Officer, Dive Group Supervisor, and Dive Officer. He also attended Cerritos College and serves as a CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association.
Tess Parkhouse, Marine Safety Officer
Tess has served as a Seasonal Long Beach Lifeguard since 2007. She also works as a member of the Big Bear Mountain Resorts Ski Patrol and has served in that capacity since 2014. Tess worked as a Junior Lifeguard Instructor from 2009-2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s Degree in Global Medicine from the University of Southern California.
Danielle Caldwell, Marine Safety Officer
Danielle has served as a Seasonal Long Beach Lifeguard and works as an Emergency Medical Technician Teacher and Skills Instructor. Danielle has also served as a Rescue Boat Deck Hand, Marine Park Area Supervisor, and Beach Operations Dispatcher. Danielle has a Bachelor Degree in American Studies and holds a Teaching Credential in Health, English, and Multiple Subjects.
The Long Beach Fire Department is proud to have promoted such a strong and capable group of new leaders within our organization. We look forward to their continued contributions to our Department and our City.