On the night of Monday, June 14th, 2021 Oceanside Salamander Hook, Ladder, and Bucket Company No. 1 held a ceremony recognizing Ex-Chief Thomas Bettes for the time he spent helping lead the Second Battalion. Ex-Chief Bettes held three titles over a period of nine years between 2012 and 2021. He spent five years as Secretary, two years as Vice Chairman, and two years as Chairman. Several members of Salamander as well as other companies from within the department were on hand for the Monday night ceremony. Congratulations to Ex-Chief Bettes on his term[s] well served.