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Northshore Fire Department announces recent promotions

Northshore Fire Department celebrated promotions at a ceremony. From left to right: Chief Jim Torpin, Captain Mitch Sauer, Battalion Chief Eric Magnuson.  - Courtesy photo
Northshore Fire Department celebrated promotions at a ceremony. From left to right: Chief Jim Torpin, Captain Mitch Sauer, Battalion Chief Eric Magnuson.
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The Northshore Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Mitch Sauer to Captain and Lieutenant Eric Magnuson to Battalion Chief.

Lieutenants Sauer and Magnuson were recognized for their achievements in front of friends and family at a formal ceremony at fire department headquarters on April 15.

“We are very pleased to recognize these two individuals for their personal accomplishment and excited for what they will bring to the organization in their new roles,” said Fire Chief Jim Torpin at the badge pinning ceremony.

Mitch Sauer started his firefighting career at the Northshore Fire Department in 1991. He was promoted to a Lieutenant in 2005 and served in the Training Division from 2007-2010. The promotion to Captain is an assignment to the Training Division. Captain Sauer has a real passion for training and is very excited to serve his second assignment to the Training Division.

Eric Magnuson joined the Northshore Fire Department in 1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and has been an active member of the department’s Technical Rescue Team since its inception in 2003. Battalion Chief Magnuson brings a strong set of administrative and operational skills to the position.

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