The City of Topeka announces the following promotions effective May 31 at the Topeka Fire Department.
Battalion Chief Cynthia Holt will be promoted to Shift Commander. She began with the department in June 1985. She was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 2002 and was selected to serve as Battalion Chief on December 2005. Chief Holt is a certified Hazardous Materials technician, holds an Associate of Arts degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Technology Administration and a minor in Business Administration.
Captain Ronald Hufford and Captain Eric Bauer will be promoted to Battalion Chief. Captain Hufford began with the department in September 1980. He has served at the rank of Captain since March 2001, and also served as a Training Officer in 2004. Captain Hufford is a certified Hazardous Materials Technician.
Captain Eric Bauer began with the department in June 1985. He has been at the rank of Captain since June 2003. Captain Bauer has been instrumental in the department’s Air Pack Maintenance program.