Skip to main content

Fire Department Swears in New Firefighters

Nov 12, 2015 01:32PM ● Published by Scott Bartlett

By Scott Bartlett

 Mayor Ted Eyre made public safety a point of emphasis in his most recent budget, with extra money set aside for additional firefighters and police officers. On Aug. 18, three new firefighters were sworn in to Murray’s fire department as part of that public safety emphasis.

Shiloh Lynn Neale joins Murray’s fire department as a firefighter, while Rylan Jordan and Peter Rude join as firefighter/paramedics. Neale’s varied experience includes wildland fire and ski patrol. Jordan comes from Weber County’s fire district, the second person in recent history to follow that route to Murray. Rude comes from Francis, also with a varied background, including ski patrol.

Following the swearing in of the new firefighters, three current members of Murray’s fire department received promotions. Joseph Mittelman was advanced to captain, Chad Pascua was advanced to battalion chief and Mike Dykman was advanced to assistant chief.

Murray fire chief Gil Rodriguez presented each candidate and praised the experience and capabilities each would bring to their new positions.

The new hires are part of Murray’s efforts to return to previous levels of service. In 2006, a change in the sales tax distribution by the state reduced Murray’s share by as much as $3 million per year. The city then offered retirement incentives to help balance its smaller budget. Several safety officers took advantage of those incentives, and had not been replaced to date.

In an effort to replace those safety officers who retired, the city council recently passed a 0.2 percent local sales tax. That tax was authorized by legislation passed in 2008, and will go into effect on Oct. 1. The city will also hire police officers with the additional funds.

In his May budget presentation to the city council, Mayor Eyre stated that the city’s primary responsibility is to provide services to its residents. These new firefighters are one way the city is working to make the best use of its funds to meet that responsibility.

News
  • FREE MEAL Donation Day

    01/25/2018
    12:00PM — 07:30PM

    CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of healthy signature dishes, w...


  • R.C.I.A.

    01/25/2018
    06:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • Instruction Classes

    01/25/2018
    07:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Aging Mastery Program

    01/30/2018
    02:00PM — 03:30PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at Taylorsville Senior Center. The c...


  • Jordan World Circus

    01/30/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW" With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan Wo...


  • Cottonwood Mall Redevelopment Open House

    01/24/2018
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Cottonwood Mall Redevelopment Open House Hosted by Ivory Homes & Woodbury Corporation


  • FREE MEAL Donation Day

    01/25/2018
    12:00PM — 07:30PM

    CoreLife Eatery, an active lifestyle restaurant offering a variety of healthy signature dishes, w...


  • R.C.I.A.

    01/25/2018
    06:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • Instruction Classes

    01/25/2018
    07:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • theBRIDGE Church Grand Opening!

    01/28/2018
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Join us this Sunday at 10am @ the Daybreak Community Center in South Jordan, UT!


  • Aging Mastery Program

    01/30/2018
    02:00PM — 03:30PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at Taylorsville Senior Center. The c...


  • Jordan World Circus

    01/30/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW" With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan Wo...


  • Aging Mastery Program - River's Bend

    01/31/2018
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at River's Bend Senior Center. The c...


  • Jordan World Circus

    01/31/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    "EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE NOW" With three rings of affordable family fun, "The Jordan Wo...


  • R.C.I.A.

    02/01/2018
    06:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • Instruction Classes

    02/01/2018
    07:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • theBRIDGE Church Grand Opening!

    02/04/2018
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    Join us this Sunday at 10am @ the Daybreak Community Center in South Jordan, UT!


  • Aging Mastery Program - South Jordan

    02/05/2018
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at South Jordan Senior Center. The c...


  • Aging Mastery Program

    02/06/2018
    02:00PM — 03:30PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at Taylorsville Senior Center. The c...


  • Aging Mastery Program - River's Bend

    02/07/2018
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at River's Bend Senior Center. The c...


  • R.C.I.A.

    02/08/2018
    06:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • Instruction Classes

    02/08/2018
    07:45PM — 09:00PM

    Has your child, grandchild, friend ever ask you why Catholic believe this or do that? Can you exp...


  • Aging Mastery Program - South Jordan

    02/12/2018
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at South Jordan Senior Center. The c...


  • Aging Mastery Program

    02/13/2018
    02:00PM — 03:30PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at Taylorsville Senior Center. The c...


  • Aging Mastery Program - River's Bend

    02/14/2018
    12:30PM — 02:00PM

    Join the ten-week health and wellness program, Aging Mastery at River's Bend Senior Center. The c...


 

 

Online Edition
Follow My City Journals on Facebook
Advertise with us

 

City Journals 9500 South 500 West, Suite 205, Sandy, Utah 84070 801.254.5974