BRATTLEBORO >> There has been a tremendous amount of change within the Brattleboro Fire Department over the last month, which has included two new entry level firefighters being hired; two firefighters who have been promoted to lieutenant; and two lieutenants who have been promoted to the rank of captain.
All of the candidates participated in a written test, oral board and Chiefs' Interview. I am happy to announce the following hires and promotions.
Kyle Rabideau, from Hinsdale, N.H., and a two-year member of the Call Staff at BFD has been hired as an entry level firefighter. Adam Schaub, from Meredith, N.H., and a 10-year member of the Center Harbor Fire & Rescue in Center Harbor, N.H., has also been hired as an entry level firefighter. Both will start their orientation on Sept. 26 and their shift assignments will begin during the first week of October.
Firefighter Kurt Schmidt, a 10-year veteran of the Brattleboro Fire Department, and Firefighter Josh Jones, a 12-year veteran of BFD, have both been promoted to shift lieutenants and will begin their new assignments the last week of September.
Lieutenants Jason Davis and David Emery Jr. have both been promoted to the rank of captain and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their shifts. Both Davis, a 17-year member of BFD, and Emery, also a 17-year member, will assume their new roles next week.
Michael Bucossi is the chief of the Brattleboro Fire Department. He can be contacted at 802-254-4831.