November 15 2017

Fire Department Welcomes Three New Members

By: Rich Hosford



The Burlington Fire Department welcomed three new firefighters to the force on Monday.


During the Board of Selectmen meeting Town Administrator John Petrin appointed Justin Kane, Connor Genier and David Rosenberger to the force.


Petrin said that the town had approved eight new position that were meant to be filled last year and this year. Those new positions, coupled with hirings to fill vacancy made by retirements, have lead to a number of new firefighters joining the force recently. The goal, he said, is to have at least 15 firefighters on per shift and to hire paramedics to enhance the department’s medical response.


“These appointments are getting us to that point,” Petrin said.


All firefighter hires are done through the Massachusetts Civil Service process.


Justin Kane is currently employed at Northeast Ambulance as a full time paramedic responding to call in Beverly. He also works part time as a paramedic for AMR Ambulance. He previously worked on an ambulance for Lawrence General Hospital and has in total been a firefighter for seven years. He is currently enrolled in a Fire Science program at North Shore Community College.


Connor Genier works for Cataldo Ambulance as a full time paramedic on the North Shore and works per diem for Lyon Ambulance Services. He also works seasonally as the assistant harbormaster for the City of Beverly. He is also enrolled in a Fire Science program at North Shore Community College. Grenier has also volunteered with the Topsfield Fire Explorer, the Beverly Emergency Management EMT/Rescue Team, the Cambridge Auxiliary Fire Department and as a ski patrol in Haverhill. He is a certified scuba diver.


David Rosenberger is currently employed at Cataldo Ambulance as a full time paramedic. He also volunteers at the Malden Emergency Center which provides support services to the Malden Fire Department and surrounding communities.


After the appointments the Board of Selectmen voted to waive the 15-day waiting period for new hires.

Photo caption: New firefighters Connor Grenier, Justin Kane and David Rosenberger with Fire Department Chief Steve Yetman


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