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Nahant Fire Department, 2009 | Photograph Lisa A. Doyle

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Seeking Applicants For The Position of Call Firefighter/EMT

The Town of Nahant Fire Department is seeking applicants for the position of Call Firefighter/EMT. This is skilled firefighting and emergency medical work consisting of combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. Duties include responding to a wide range of fire suppression and medical emergencies in a community encompassing 1.0 square miles with a year round population of approximately 3,500. The department's annual call volume is approximately 600 emergency calls a year with 60 % of those being emergency medical in nature. Work involves training for and participating in duties of protecting life and property through performing firefighting and rescue activities. Although firefighting and rescue work are the most difficult areas of the position, a significant portion of time is spent training and studying methods and techniques in routine station maintenance, equipment maintenance, and in varied department duties.

Position requirements: Must reside within the Town of Nahant or in a neighboring community within one (1) mile of the Nahant town line. Must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, or GED. Must hold and maintain a valid Massachusetts driver's license. Candidates must pass a pre-employment physical, criminal and motor vehicle back ground check. The person filling this position must be mature, honest, compassionate, able to work well with others, and willing and able to interact positively with the public. The candidate must be prepared to respond to Fire and EMS calls in all types of weather, day or night. Within one year of appointment candidates must attain a minimum of Firefighter I/II certification and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic. Resumes are to be submitted to the Chief of Department, 67 Flash Road, Nahant, MA 01908. Application period closes August 12, 2016.

Our Mission
The mission of the Nahant Fire Department is to protect lives and property of the community from emergencies involving fire, medical, hazardous materials and environmental causes. Our mission will be achieved through public education, code management and emergency response.

Please contact us anytime for information, instruction and assistance.



Nahant Fire Department,
2003 Photo: Robert A. Wilson

FAW 1954
Nahant Fire Department, 1954 Photo: Fred A Wilson II

Nahant Fire Department Public Records Request

Records Access Officer | Email Business Address Business Phone
Michael Feinberg
Fire Chief
Nahant Fire
67 Flash Road Nahant MA 01908 (781) 581-0079

Our Online Public Records Request Form
Make A Public Records Request Here

Further Resources
An overview of the new provisions of Chapter 121

Records Access Officers
Agencies and municipalities are required to designate 1 or more Records Access Officer (RAO).

The contact information for the RAO must be posted conspicuously, including on the agency's or municipality's website, if available. 
The RAO has a duty to:

  • Coordinate the agency's or municipality's response to requests for access to public records;
  • Assist individuals seeking public records in identifying the records requested;
  • Assist the custodian of records in preserving public records; and
  • Prepare guidelines that enable requestors to make informed requests.

Electronic Records | Under the new version of the law, RAOs must provide public records to a requestor in an electronic format unless the record is not available in an electronic format or the requestor does not have the ability to receive or access the records in a useable electronic format.

Additionally, as of January 1, 2017, agency RAOs will be required to provide on a searchable website electronic copies of commonly requested records, including: final opinions, annual reports, minutes of open meetings and agency budgets. Municipal RAOs will also be required to post commonly requested records on their municipal websites, to the extent feasible.

Response Time | Under the current law, a records custodian must respond to a request for records in writing within 10 calendar days.

Beginning January 1, 2017, a RAO must permit inspection or furnish a copy of a requested public record within 10 business days following receipt of the request. RAOs may petition the Supervisor of Records for an extension if they are unable to grant access to the requested public records in this time period.

Fees | The Supervisor of Records' Public Access Regulations allowing records custodians to charge 5 cents for black and white paper copies or computer printouts of public records for both single and double-sided sheets was codified and will remain effective with the new law.

Beginning January 1, 2017, if a response to a public records request requires more than 4 hours of employee time, an agency RAO may assess a fee of the hourly rate of the lowest paid employee with the skills necessary to search for, compile, segregate, redact or reproduce a requested record. However, the fee shall not exceed $25 an hour.

Beginning January 1, 2017, if a response to a public records request requires more than 2 hours of employee time, a municipal RAO may assess a fee of the hourly rate of the lowest paid employee with the skills necessary to search for, compile, segregate, redact or reproduce a requested record. However, the fee shall not exceed $25 an hour, unless approved by the Supervisor of Records. Municipalities with populations of 20,000 people or fewer will be permitted to charge for the first 2 hours of employee time.

Administrative Appeals | As of January 1, 2017, if an agency or municipality fails to comply with a requirement of the new law, the requestor may file an appeal with the Supervisor of Records who will then issue a determination on the public status of the records within 10 business days of receipt of the request for an appeal.

Attorney Fees | Under the new Public Records Law, if a requestor prevails in a court action against an agency or municipal RAO, the court may award the requestor attorney fees or costs. 

Complete Mass General Law | Chapter 121
An Act To Improve Public Records

Nahant Fire Department Contact Information
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67 Flash Road Nahant, MA 01908
(781) 581-1235
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Chief
Michael Feinberg

Captain
Dean J. Palombo
Lieutenant
David Doyle
Fire Fighters
Senior Private Privates Dept. Photographer
Joshua Mahoney Austin Antrim Paul A. Wilson
Frank Pappalardo III Robert Barreda  
  Johnathan Tibbo  

Nick Pappagelis
Our Call Department
Dennis Ball

Robert Morse

Matthew Canty Keith Olbash  
Sean Carritte

Steven Scaglione

 
Christopher Dent Edward Steriti
Scott Grieves Robert Tibbo  

Kurtis King

Merissa Titus  
David Liscio    
Bruce Marshall    

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation



NFD Call Department
Our Call Department
Dennis Ball

Robert Morse

 
Matthew Canty Keith Olbash  
Sean Carritte

Steven Scaglione

 
Christopher Dent Edward Steriti  
Scott Grieves Robert Tibbo  

Kurtis King

Merissa Titus  
David Liscio    
Bruce Marshall    

Call Department 2014 Graduates
2014
Pictured from left to right are Christopher Dent, James Lowe, former Chief Edward Hyde, Lt. Dean Palombo, Steven Scaglione and Matthew Canty.

NFD Call Department Training
MFA Class 47

All new Nahant Call Department Firefighters are sent to the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy Call/Volunteer Programs 1 and 2.

They undergo five (5) months (300 hours) of intense firefighting training, both classroom and hands-on practical skills.

This is a very demanding program which gives each candidate the tools necessary to work as a team and accomplish their firefighting goals. It’s a wonderful program and it’s nice to see the confidence they have in themselves and each other once they return to the job.


Former Chief Lee Fox joins Scott Frary, Bruce Marshall and Brian Wilson after completed an 11 week training program for Call Fire Fighters. Their hard work paid off with each passing the State Fire Academy final test.


Nahant Fire and Call Department Training Session Vehicle Extraction/Training Session


Learning To Follow Your Life Line/Training Session

Educational Programs
Education is a big part of our mission. The Nahant Fire Department offers several educational programs throughout the year including school visits, fire station tours, SmokeHouse Program, special Fire Prevention Week activities and others.

"When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!" underscores a simple lesson. Because fire can grow and spread so quickly, you may have as few as two minutes to escape safely. When every second can mean the difference between life and death, advance planning is absolutely essential. Visit the National Fire Prevention Week website for more information and home safety instruction.


"SmokeHouse" Instruction/NFD Public Education Program - 2002


A SmokeHouse Graduate/NFD Public Education Program - 2002

Training
Firefighting technology has evolved in the recent years. Advances in fire fighter safety and fire ground operations have helped to greatly improve effectiveness of the fire service.

Training and technology combine to improve the understanding of the behavior, prevention and control of fires.

Enhanced firefighting operations and equipment, fire suppression, fire investigations, and disaster response all contribute to the higher level of safety provided by the fire service.


Nahant Firefighter Attending Academy Training - 2001


Nahant Fire Department At Work - 2002

 

 

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