SAN ANDREAS FIRE DEPARTMENT
This page shall serve as the official Ceremonial Proceedings Policy for the San Andreas Fire Department:
Last Updated: 02/03/2023
By: Ceaser Black
When a SAFD Firefighter has accomplished the tasks for their given rank and successfully pass their evaluation procedure(s) for the subsequent rank, they are entitled to a formal Promotional Ceremony Proceeding. The following will outline how the SAFD upholds tradition and conducts these proceedings:
All SAFD personnel present are to be in Class A uniform
Guests are to be in formal attire if at all possible
STATE OF SAN ANDREAS
FIREFIGHTER PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY
Gentlemen & Ladies: Thank you,
I appreciate this privilege so very much because it is a high privilege and great honor for me to look at this group of men and women and tell them how proud I am of you. We, the Command Staff of the San Andreas Fire Department are proud of you for meeting the requirements and to admission of this great department and your according rank. We're proud of you for the training you've undertaken and completed, but we're prouder of you because you are committed to a great position of public service, probably one of the most important undertakings that anybody can do for fellow citizens and for people with whom she or he will come in contact.
This is indeed a great department, and I confirm this because I have watched the department over the last two years grow and make a positive contribution to this community. You have stepped forward to serve others, and you will have rewards. You will save lives. You will have people come up to you later and thank you for saving their lives, thank you for touching them and caring.
You may not make a lot of money, but you won't remember the house you live in as much as the service that you provide to people in this community. Look at your challenges and look at why we're so proud of you. You have put your life on the line and stepped forward for your call to duty. You now know what you are getting into and you have continued to step forward and upward in the ranks. You have been through a training process that has prepared you for it and we are certain you will serve your rank to its fullest.
You may have to deal not just with the hell of fire but with a double hell of weapons and violence that we cannot comprehend. It is very important that this department be prepared to cope with those situations, God forbid they should ever occur. We are the front line. You will be among the first to respond to whatever situation this state endures. Rely on your training and stand true to the SAFD values and ethics. We will be responding in chaos, but with care, compassion and professionalism.
Chief | San Andreas Fire Department