Mayor Bill Finch swore in the Fire Department’s newest captain this week.
Frank Falanga, 58, is a 25-year veteran of the department. Until his promotion, he was assigned to Engine 6 on Central Avenue. He now is assigned to Fire Headquarters as a safety officer.
“Frank is a fine fire officer and the promotion is well deserved,” said Fire Chief Brian Rooney. “We’ve had some high-caliber firefighters take the next step in their careers recently. Graduations and promotional ceremonies are always good days in the fire service.”
Falanga’s promotion brought the department to a full complement of 17 captains. The city recently administered an exam for fire lieutenant.
Last month, five fire officers advanced in rank: Michael Caldaroni was sworn in as a battalion chief and Scott Foss, Jeffrey Cronin, Frank Bridge and Kevin Shevlin were promoted to the rank of captain.