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    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    Norwich promotes three veteran city firefighters

    The Norwich Fire Department's newest officers, from left, Lt. Michael Podzaline, Capt. Christopher Zaugg and Battalion Chief Michael Dziavit, pose for a photo together following a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

    Norwich — The Norwich Fire Department promoted three veteran members Thursday and welcomed two tentative new members.

    Lt. Michael Podzaline, Capt. Christopher Zaugg and Battalion Chief Michael Dziavit were promoted during the ceremony at City Hall

    Chief Tracy Montoya swore in two recent graduates of the state fire academy as probationary firefighters.

    Ashley Zaugg pins the captain's badge on her husband, Christopher, as children Harper, 5, and Logan, 2, look on during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Killeen Dziavit, back, watches as son Clark, 14, takes his turn, after his sister Alice, 12, got started pinning the battalion chief badge on Michael Dziavit during a Norwich Fire Department promotion ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Erin King-Podzaline, right, pins the lieutenant badge on her husband, Michael Podzaline as Christopher Zaugg, left, and Michael Dziavit await their promotions to captain and battalion chief, respectively, during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Haley Riley, right, pins the badge on her fiance, Ethan Gagnon, as he is sworn in as a probationary firefighter with the Norwich Fire Department during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Michelle Soberal pins the badge on her husband, Jed, as he is sworn in as a probationary firefighter with the Norwich Fire Department during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Ashley Zaugg returns to her seat with her children Harper, 5, and Logan, 2, after pinning a captain's badge on husband and father Christopher Zaugg during a Norwich Fire Department promotion ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
    Newly promoted Norwich Fire Department Lt. Michael Podzaline, left, and Capt. Christopher Zaugg applaud as new Battalion Chief Michael Dziavit shakes hands with City Clerk Betsy Barrett after taking his oath of office during a ceremony Thursday, May 26, 2022, at City Hall. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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