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Paterson Chief of Department Brian J. McDermott retirement

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August 03, 2023 | NEW JERSEY RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

Paterson Chief of Department Brian J. McDermott has retired after 27-years of service to the community. Chief McDermott received numerous citations for valor, and he earned national recognition for his leadership during the challenging COVID-19 response. He has participated in various initiatives and committees, including the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and the Fire Terrorism Task Force (FTTF). In addition, he began a program of distributing and installing free fire alarms in city homes, plus securing a $1.4 million grant for the Next Generation 9-1-1- Network.

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RON JEFFERSNew Jersey Editor

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