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8 firefighters sworn in

SUPERIOR Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho on Wednesday administered the oath of office to eight firefighters of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

Sworn in were Lt. Cody Julian T. Norita, FF1s Branson J. Santos, Eliser J Uchel,  Gus J. Norita Jr., John Benedict T. Pelisamen, Lamar Iguel, Marvin Elias Rabauliman, and Vicent Rafael C. Torres.

Also attending the ceremony were DFEMS Commissioner Clyde Norita, his two fire captains, and family members of the eight firefighters.

Judge Camacho told the firefighters that “in taking the oath of office, you have bound yourself to the people of the Commonwealth, so if you are ever in doubt where your loyalty lies, it should be first and foremost with the people of the Commonwealth.”

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho swears in eight firefighters on Wednesday.  Photo by Bryan ManabatSuperior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho swears in eight firefighters on Wednesday. Photo by Bryan Manabat

Norita said the eight are former firefighters who had resigned in the past but decided to re-join the department.

“They were on board again before Typhoon Yutu, but because of the typhoon recovery efforts, the paperwork and documentations took time,” he added.

He said the eight firefighters completed Emergency Medical Technician training and have been re-certified.

“They have done all the EMT courses and passed them so they are ready to go out on the street.”

On Feb. 11, Norita said the fire department started the Emergency Medical Dispatcher Academy whose participants will undergo training for about two and a half months.