2018 Officers Take Oath of Office During Oakland Council Reorganization Meeting
 
By Photographer Frank Di Pentima
January 7, 2018
 

The 2018 Officers of the Oakland Fire Department took their Oath of Office today at the annual Oakland Council Reorganization meeting that was held at Borough Hall at noon. In addition to the OVFD Officers being sworn in, Councilmen Russell Talamini and Pat Pignatelli took their Oath of office as well as they started their new 3-year terms of office.

At the Reorganization meeting the Council adopted the annual meeting schedule, named the Record it newspaper of record and also elected this Year's Council President - Councilman John Biale.

A celebration was held after the meeting at Company 2 where food was served for all guests including the Oakland Governing Body.

Good luck to our 2018 Officers:

Department Chief - Vincent Dies

Assistant Chiefs - Lewis Thurston III (Co 1) and Gary Walker (Co 2)

Captains - Vincent Incorvaia (Co 2)

Lieutenants - Donald Johnston (Co 1), Matthew Sorce (Co 1), Patrick Kellett (Co 2) and Steven Longa (Co 2)

Engineers - Leigh Dodd (Co 1) and Timothy Ryan (Co 2)

Secretary - Timothy De Block (Co 1)

 
Chaplain and Firefighter Russell Stammer delivers the Invocation
Chaplain and Firefighter Russell Stammer delivers the Invocation
Department Chief Vincent Dies takes his Oath of Office from Mayor Linda Schwager as his family looks on
Department Chief Vincent Dies takes his Oath of Office from Mayor Linda Schwager as his family looks on
 
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Captain Vincent Incorvaia, Lieutenants Don Johnston, Matt Sorce, Steven Longa and Engineer Leigh Dodd get help from Chief Dies for their Oath of Office
Captain Vincent Incorvaia, Lieutenants Don Johnston, Matt Sorce, Steven Longa and Engineer Leigh Dodd get help from Chief Dies for their Oath of Office
 
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Councilman Russell Talamini takes his Oath of Office from John McCann while his children hold the Bible
Councilman Russell Talamini takes his Oath of Office from John McCann while his children hold the Bible
 
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Councilman Talamini gives a speech thanking his supporters, his family and his wife Lucy for helping him to get re-elected
Councilman Talamini gives a speech thanking his supporters, his family and his wife Lucy for helping him to get re-elected
Councilman Pat Pignatelli takes his Oath of Office from Borough Attorney Brian Chewcaski while Pat's wife holds the Bible
Councilman Pat Pignatelli takes his Oath of Office from Borough Attorney Brian Chewcaski while Pat's wife holds the Bible
 
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Councilman Pignatelli gives a speech thanking his supporters, his family and his wife Cathy for helping him to get re-elected
Councilman Pignatelli gives a speech thanking his supporters, his family and his wife Cathy for helping him to get re-elected
Let the celebration begin
Let the celebration begin
 
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Councilmen Lew Levy and John Biale deep in discussion about all things Oakland
Councilmen Lew Levy and John Biale deep in discussion about all things Oakland
 
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Councilman John Biale who will serve as the 2018 Council President
Councilman John Biale who will serve as the 2018 Council President