Richmond Heights first responders promoted, hired

Two Richmond Heights firefighters were promoted, and a police officer was hired recently. They were pinned at the council meeting on Tuesday.

Joel Craig was promoted to fire captain. He started with the Richmond Heights Fire Department in 2004 and has worked as a medical officer and lead private, and was promoted to captain in October 2016.

John Soltysiak was promoted to battalion chief. He started with the Richmond Heights Fire Department in 2003. He served several year as medical officer and was promoted to battalion chief in November 2016.

Jeremy Matlock took the oath as Richmond Heights’ newest police officer. Matlock served with the city of Berkley since 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UMSL and attended Eastern Missouri Police Academy. Matlock is interim chief, Doug Schaeffler’s first hire.

Richmond Heights Fire Captain Steve Carman pins new Fire Captain Joel Craig.

Richmond Heights Fire Department Battalion Chief John Soltysiak is pinned by his wife, Angie.

Richmond Heights police officers watch new officer Jeremy Matlock being sworn in.

Jeremy Matlock takes the oath as Richmond Heights’ newest police officer.

From city of Richmond Heights on Twitter @RichmondHghtsMO

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