WHITMAN —The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Oct. 12 welcomed new fire Capt. Jason Mahoney during a promotional ceremony in the Town Hall auditorium before their regular business meeting.
Town Clerk Dawn Varley administered Mahoney’s oath of office while his daughters Haley and Ryan pinned on his new badge as his wife Christina and several members of the department and their families looked on.
Fire Chief Timothy Clancy said Mahoney, a Hanson resident, began his fire service career in 2002 as a firefighter/paramedic for the town of Hanson, becoming a firefighter/paramedic for Whitman in 2008.
Mahoney has a master’s degree in public administration and is also a registered nurse. He has attended multiple fire service academy classes and is certified in two instruction areas.
“Jason has always taken advantage of every opportunity to seek education to become a better firefighter and a better leader,” Clancy said.
“We wish you all the luck in the world in the new position,” Selectmen Chairman Dr. Carl Kowalski said. “This is the best part of the night.”