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Whitman Fire Promotes Jason Mahoney to Captain

By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | October 12, 2021 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 101921101

WHITMAN, MA - For the first time in modern history at the Whitman Fire Department, a Captain has been promoted.

Jason Mahoney was sworn-in as Captain on Tuesday, October 12th at a brief ceremony held at the Whitman Town Hall in front of friends, family, and co-workers. His twin daughters, Ryan and Hailey, pinned on his badge as his wife Kristina watched.

Whitman Fire Chief Timothy Clancy introduced Mahoney prior to the swearing-in, adding “Jason has always taken advantage of every opportunity to seek education to become a better firefighter and a better leader."

Captain Jason Mahoney was assigned as Shift Commander on Group-2 on October 1st. Captain Mahoney came to the Whitman Fire Department in 2008 as a firefighter/paramedic from the Hanson Fire Department, where he had been a member since 2002. Captain Mahoney has a Masters Degree in Public Administration, holds several fire related certifications and is also a registered nurse.

The position of Captain is new to the Whitman Fire Department as the Deputy Fire Chief, who previously was the Shift Commander of Group-2, has gone to an administrative day schedule. Deputy Chief Alfred Cunningham came off of shift duty and began working days on October 1st. Deputy Cunningham's new position will have him working fire prevention Monday-Friday.

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