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Two New Whitman Firefighters Sworn-In

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WHITMAN, MA - On the evening of Tuesday, November 23rd, two of Whitman's newest firefighters were sworn-in. Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Feeney, and Firefighter/Paramedic Joshua Gray were sworn-in simultaneously at the beginning of the Selectmen's Meeting by Town Clerk Dawn Varley in front of friends, family and co-workers.

Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Feeney was a 2014 graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, and went on to get a Bachelor's Degree from Bridgewater State University. From there, Feeney completed EMT and Paramedic programs and topped the Civil Service list for the Town of Whitman. He was hired in April of 2020, with his swearing-in being delayed due to Covid restrictions. Feeney lives in Whitman with his fiancé Jill and two sons, Lincoln and Scottie. Feeney's Uncle Joe was the long-time Deputy Fire Chief of the Town of Whitman, and retired in 2019.

Firefighter/Paramedic Joshua Gray began his firefighting career as the Chaplain for Whitman Fire while he was the minister of the First Congregational Church of Whitman, and then became a member of the call department. After falling in love with the job, he completed EMT and Paramedic courses. Gray was hired as a full-time firefighter for the Town of Halifax, and then the Town of Scituate. After topping the Civil Service list for the Town of Whitman he was hired in April of 2021. Gray lives in Whitman with his wife Annie. They have four children, Caroline, Jackson, Ryan and their son Ethan, who sadly passed away at a young age.

Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Feeney is assigned to Group-4, while Firefighter/Paramedic Joshua Gray is assigned to Group-2.

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PAT TRAVERSSenior Correspondent

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