Harlingen Fire Department promotes three fire fighters


HARLINGEN, Texas – Three Harlingen Fire Fighters moved up the ranks on Friday.

Lieutenant Ruben Balboa (left) was promoted to the department’s second Assistant Fire Chief. Driver Gary Tipton (right) was promoted to Lieutenant, and Firefighter Florencio Villarreal (middle) was promoted to Driver.

Balboa has been with the department for 26 years, Tipton joined in 2012, and Villarreal joined in 2015.

City Commissioner Richard Uribe was on hand for the ceremony.

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