Friday, January 17, 2003
White named deputy fire chief
Jonathan White of Bedford Road was named Carlisle's new Deputy Fire Chief last week by Fire Chief David Flannery. White, who is employed as a lieutenant in the Concord fire department, has been associated with the Carlisle volunteer fire department for 35 years, most recently as captain. He succeeds Flannery as deputy fire chief after Flannery moved to the top spot, succeeding Bob Koning, who retired on January 1.
A 'home grown' fireman
White was born in Carlisle and grew up on Bedford Road. As a young man back in the late 60s, when Waldo Wilson was chief and his wife Esther answered all emergency calls, there was no formal training for volunteer firemen. White just showed up to help out when there was a fire and Wilson was glad to have him. That was how he started. He became an auxiliary fire fighter in 1985 and an emergency medical technician in 1989. He became a captain and now has a firefighter 1 certification, which is the highest category of certification. He became a full time professional firefighter in Concord in the 70s and presently holds the rank of Lieutenant and is stationed at the West Concord Fire Station.
Chief Flannery has highest praise for White, who has worked with him in the Carlisle fire department for 35 years. Flannery says White has worked tirelessly to "move the department forward with all call high quality service."
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