Officials celebrate graduation of latest fire recruit class
Mayor Scott Avedisian will join Fire Chief Edmund Armstrong, the Board of Public Safety and other department officials at a ceremony tonight to celebrate the graduation of Recruit Class 2012-2. The event begins at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road.
“Chief Armstrong and his instructors have done a tremendous job with this, both this recruit class and the one that graduated last fall,” Avedisian said in a statement. “I know our newest firefighters are ready to take on the challenges and responsibilities that come with a job in public safety and emergency preparedness. I thank Chief Armstrong for his leadership and for ensuring that our department is well prepared and highly trained.”
The following will take the oath of office as firefighters: Timothy J. Baribault, Timothy Bedard, Cody Bellavance, Adam Brulé, Christopher Charpentier, Stephen Ciambrone, Michael Cookson, Joseph D’Antonio, Keith Fontenault, Joseph G. Levesque, Colby Lucier, Justin Miller, Nicholas M. Myrtle, Nathan Pacheco, Brian Pettigrew, Zachary Rice, Aaron Rousseau, Alex Torres, Nicholas Ullrigh and Christopher Zaino.
The program includes an honor guard processional, greetings from Deputy Chief Francis Colantonio, an invocation from Father Robert Marciano, a department chaplain, the singing of the national anthem by Lt. John W. Halloran, greetings from Avedisian, an address from Armstrong and a benediction by Father Peter Mongeon, a department chaplain.
Avedisian and Armstrong will preside over the promotions. The Board of Public Safety includes Chairwoman Leslie Baxter, Dr. Joseph Spinale and Thomas McGovern.