Congratulations Lt. Tamara Holmes!

Aug 8th, 2013

Category: Community

Congratulations Lt. Tamara Holmes!


Our own Tamara Holmes was sworn in today as a Lieutenant in the Oakland Fire Department. This is a significant achievement as the process to get here is a long and difficult one.  There are assessments, written exams, oral exams, interviews and tons of paperwork – all required to even be considered for promotion.  Tamara put in a lot of long hours in addition to her multiple jobs (coaching, running a gym, metal working, lifting and oh yeah, saving lives) studying and preparing.

To those who know her even a little, Tamara never ceases to amaze and impress us.  We are so grateful to know you and to call you family.  Congrats, Lt. Holmes!!


  1. Justin McNulty August 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Way to go Tamara!! Welcome to the club Lt. Holmes.

  2. Michael Banks August 9, 2013 at 4:02 am


    Congratulations on your promotion! All the best in your new position. OFD is lucky to have you.

    Chief Banks