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Ripon Fire promotes Green to battalion chief
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Neil Green and Josh Bodeson were promoted to Battalion Chief and Captain respectively in fire department ceremonies before their peers. Bodeson is replacing Green who served for over 20 years as a captain. - photo by Photo Contributed

Longtime Ripon firefighters Neil Green has been promoted to the rank of battalion chief – one of three in the Ripon Consolidated Fire District. 

The position has been vacant since the passing of Chief David Luis two years ago.

Josh Bodeson has been pinned the department’s new captain and will replace Green’s assignment on B-shift.  He graduated from the in-house fire academy and attended the EMT and Paramedic School at a San Joaquin County facility.

Bodeson’s grandfather Bud had served as a fire department volunteer for 32 years and had retired a year before he was born.  The elder Bodeson also served as Ripon’s postmaster.

Bodeson and his wife Brittany have three children Braden, 15, Emma 7 and Owen 4.


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