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Whitman Fire Holds Swearing-In for Deputy Chief and Lieutenant

By PAT TRAVERS, Senior Correspondent | July 09, 2019 | MASSACHUSETTS

Story No. 071119102

Whitman, MA - On Tuesday, July 9th at 1900 hours, a swearing-in ceremony was held for newly appointed Whitman Deputy Fire Chief Alfred Cunningham and Lieutenant Nicholas Grasso at the Whitman Town Hall. In front of friends, family and almost all of the department's members, the two took the oath of their new office.

Deputy Fire Chief Alfred Cunningham started his career as a call-firefighter in 1995, and was appointed to a full-time firefighter in 1998. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2009 and was the shift commander of Group-4. Deputy Chief Cunningham holds a degree from Columbia Southern University and certifications as Fire Officer I/II, a fire instructor and paramedic. Cunningham is also the department's fire training officer. Deputy Cunningham will become the shift commander of Group-2 until the position becomes an administrative position in the near future.

Lieutenant Nicholas Grasso joined the Whitman FD in 2000 as a call-firefighter and was appointed as a full-time firefighter in 2004. Lt. Grasso holds a degree from Columbia Southern University and certifications as Fire Officer I/II and a paramedic. He will be assigned as the shift commander of Group-4.

Whitman Fire Chief Timothy Grenno stated, "Both Deputy Chief Cunningham and Lieutenant Grasso stood out as exemplary candidates during the promotion process, and are very deserving of their respective promotions." He added, "I am confident they will continue to serve our department and the Whitman community well, and I congratulate both of them on this next step in their respective careers with the Whitman Fire Department."

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