Congratulations Mike Horst on your promotion to the rank of Battalion Chief. Effective today Mike will be known as Chief 7 (and others things, LOL). It looks as if Mike will be leaving the C Platoon where he recently worked as there Captain and heading to the A Platoon.
Mike hired on in August 1979 and worked his way up through the system, being an officer for the last 10 years. In this photograph Mike is shown leaning against Tower 1 in June 2007 at a small job in the uptown section of the city. Mike spent a big part of his career riding Tower 1 on the C Platoon.
Mike is just one of a few to be promoted recently, congratulations also go out to Tom Murray on his promotion to Deputy Fire Chief, Willis Schrauder to Captain and Andy Weaver to Lieutenant.