PORTLAND — Three city firefighters are being promoted to the positions of deputy chief, fire captain and fire lieutenant.

Fire Chief Frederick LaMontagne announced the promotions of David Pendleton, Christopher Goodall and Christopher Alves today.

“These individuals represent the finest qualities in a firefighter and have time and time again responded to emergencies with compassion, professionalism and maturity,”  LaMontagne said in a statement. “The residents and businesses of the city of Portland are fortunate to have these men as first responders to their community.”

Pendleton has been promoted from captain to deputy chief. A career firefighter in Portland since 1985, Pendleton has served as island liaison and most recently was marine division captain. His duties in that role included work on the design, purchase and delivery of the City of Portland IV, Portland’s latest fireboat.

Goodall has been promoted from lieutenant to captain. A 12-year veteran of the department, Goodall is a member of the Fire Investigative Team, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Team and has served as lieutenant on Engine Co. 6 at Bramhall Station. He is also trained at the intermediate level as an emergency medical technician.

Alves, a 13-year veteran, has been promoted to lieutenant. He serves in Engine Co. 6 and is
trained at the basic level as an emergency medical technician.