North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promotes 2 to battalion chief


North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promoted two of their firefighters to battalion chief yesterday during a swearing-in ceremony at North Bergen Township Hall.

Photo courtesy of Vision Media.
Photo courtesy of Vision Media.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This promotion is a great honor for me professionally and personally,” said Albert Salvesen, one of the new battalion chiefs, in a statement. “I’m looking forward to serving in the Battalion Chief role and working with all those that helped to make this happen.”

“It is a pleasure to continue serving the North Hudson region in this new capacity and in a profession I truly enjoy and love,” added fellow new battalion chief Sean McLellan.

Salvesen began his career as a firefighter in North Bergen in 1993 and was promoted to captain within the NHRF&R in 2010.

Meanwhile, McLellan became a firefighter in 1995, serving the Township of Weehawken and being promoted to captain within NHRF&R in 2007.

“We are incredibly proud of the many accomplishments and distinguished careers of both Captains Salvesen and McLellan,” stated NHRF&R Fire Chief Frank Montagne. “I know they will continue to serve the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue and residents of the North Hudson region in a positive manner.”

Both Salvesen and McLellan previously served in the Rescue Task Force, providing special operations in heavy rescue, trench space, confined space and heavy lifting.

The new battalion chiefs will be assisting with the training and operations divisions within the NHRF&R.

The NHRF&R serves North Bergen, Union City, West New York, Weehawken and Guttenberg.

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