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South Boston Fire Department promotes three

Three South Boston Fire Department (SBFD) firemen were promoted and received their new badges in a ceremony Friday night at Four Oaks Restaurant, according to SBFD Chief Steve Phillips.

Deputy Chief Dwight Spangler joined the South Boston Volunteer Fire Company in December 1984. He has served as president, vice-president, secretary, board chairman and second lieutenant.

Spangler was hired as a full-time engineer with the SBFD in 1996 and was promoted to the position of lieutenant in February 2007. He was promoted to captain in July 2007.

Spangler was named Fireman of the Year in 1995 and received the Administrative Officer Award in 1999 and 2002.

He is certified as a Fire Instructor Level 3, Fire Inspector Level 2 and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and he also has completed the requirements for certification as a Fire Official.

Spangler currently holds the position of South Boston Fire Marshal.

Captain Ray Conner became a volunteer member with the South Boston Volunteer Fire Company in November 1990 and has held the positions of captain, first lieutenant and second lieutenant.

He was hired as a full-time engineer with the SBFD in January 2002 and was promoted to the position of lieutenant in February 2007.

Conner has been named Fireman of the Year four times, receiving the honor in 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2006.

He is certified as a Fire Instructor Level 3 and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. He also is qualified as an instructor with the American Heart Association.

Conner currently is the department’s training coordinator, and he is responsible for the instruction of all department staff and volunteer members.

Lieutenant Daniel Clark started as a volunteer with the South Boston Volunteer Fire Company in December 2003. He has held the position of secretary and has served on various committees.

Clark was hired full-time as an engineer with the SBFD in May 2006. He is certified as a Fire Instructor Level 2 and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and he also is qualified as an instructor with the American Heart Association.

In addition to his normal duties with the fire department, Clark is responsible for the department’s EMS program in addition to serving as Town of South Boston Safety Coordinator.