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Promotions within the Department of Emergency Services/Fire Division

City of Auburn Hills Announces Promotions within the Department of Emergency Services/Fire Division

 

The City of Auburn Hills is pleased to announce the promotions of three firefighters to the rank of Fire Lieutenant. These promotions will improve efficiencies within the department and the quality of fire services and emergency medical services provided to the community.

  • Michael Strunk has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant effective July 13, 2013.  Strunk started his career with the Auburn Hills Fire Department in 1996 as a paid-on-call firefighter.  He was promoted to the rank of full-time firefighter in 2000.  Strunk is a Paramedic/Firefighter and is certified to handle Hazardous Materials.  He is a graduate of the Oakland Community College Fire Academy and is currently working towards completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.  Strunk lives in Auburn Hills with his wife and two children.

 

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  • Owen Milks has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant effective July 14, 2013.  Milks started his career with the Auburn Hills Fire Department in 2000 as a paid-on-call firefighter.  He was promoted to the rank of full-time firefighter in 2002.  Milks is an Instructor Coordinator Paramedic, Fire Fighter Instructor, and Hazardous Materials Technician.  He is a graduate of the North Oakland County Fire Academy.  Milks lives in Orion Township with his wife and three children.

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  • John Hering has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant effective July 15, 2013.  Hering started his career with the Auburn Hills Fire Department in 1994 as a paid-on-call firefighter.  He then worked as a firefighter for the City of Detroit from 1999 to 2002.  He returned to Auburn Hills in 2002 when he was hired as a full-time firefighter.  Hering is an Emergency Medical Technician.  He graduated from Oakland Community College Fire Academy and has a Fire Science certificate from Macomb Community College.  Hering lives in Auburn Hills with his wife and three children.

 

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A ceremony has been planned at the City Council meeting on August 19, 2013 at 7 pm at which the Lieutenants will receive their oath of office.   

The Lieutenants will be responsible for the day to day operations on their respective shifts.  They will work closely with the Fire Division Administration to ensure that operations are run effectively.  The City of Auburn Hills congratulations these Lieutenants as a welcome addition to the supervisory team of the Department of Emergency Services, police and fire. 

Media Contact:
Lieutenant Ryan Gagnon
Department of Emergency Services/Police
248-364-6851