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New Fire Chief and Deputy Chief Sworn-In in Duxbury

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DUXBURY, MA - On the evening of Monday, July 18th, the Town of Duxbury held a swearing-in ceremony for their new Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief at the town's Senior Center. Outgoing Chief Kevin Nord was the emcee of the event, giving great praise to the newly appointed Fire Chief Robert Reardon and Deputy Fire Chief Brian Monahan.

Chief Robert Reardon and Deputy Fire Chief Brian Monahan were both sworn-in by Town Clerk Susan Kelly. Chief Reardon’s wife Jennifer pinned his badge, while Deputy Chief Monahan’s wife Sue pinned on his badge. The event was very well attended by the Duxbury Fire Department members both past and present, as well as friends, family, and colleagues.

Chief Reardon has served with the Duxbury Fire Department for over 20-years; most recently serving as Deputy Fire Chief, and Public Information Officer. Chief Reardon received his EFO from the National Fire Academy and CFO from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Chief Reardon holds bachelor’s degrees in communication from Emerson College and in fire science from Anna Maria College. Chief Reardon has instructed classes at both FDIC and Firehouse Expo. Prior to working in fire service, Chief Reardon worked in media and television. He is an award-winning photographer and has been featured in many national magazines, newspapers, books, calendars and trade publications.

Deputy Chief Brian Monahan previously served as Captain at Duxbury Fire. He has served on the department since 2000. Deputy Chief Monahan is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer program from the National Fire Academy and the Chief Fire Officer program from the University of Massachusetts Boston, Edward J Collins Jr Center for Public Management. Deputy Chief Monahan holds an associate’s degree in fire science and a bachelor’s degree in fire administration. Deputy Chief Monahan is a member of the Plymouth County Fire Chief’s Association Major Operations Team.

Near the end of the ceremony, retired Duxbury Fire Chief William Harriman reflected back on hiring both Chief Reardon and Deputy Chief Monahan and how much they have grown and how far they have come as members of the fire department and continue to now as the new leadership of the Duxbury Fire Department.

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PAT TRAVERSSenior Correspondent

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