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Posted on: January 24, 2024

North Attleboro Firefighters Honored During Tuesday Night Swearing In Ceremony

Chief Christopher Coleman is pleased to announce that the North Attleboro Fire Department honored 11 firefighters during a ceremony on Tuesday night.  

“On behalf of the North Attleboro Fire Department, I would like to congratulate all of our members who were recognized during last night’s ceremony,” Chief Coleman said. “We had several department members receive promotions while we also welcomed three new firefighters into our ranks. This ceremony marked the beginning of a new chapter for our department, and I look forward to further professionalizing our department alongside the highly capable men and women of North Attleboro Fire.” 

The ceremony began with a procession and playing of the bagpipes by the North Attleboro Fire Department Honor Guard and retired North Attleboro Firefighter Richard McDonough. Following the introductory greeting, Chief Coleman, Town Manager Michael Borg, State Representative Adam Scanlon and Town Council Vice President John D. Simmons shared remarks. 

Town Clerk Patricia McNielly first swore George McKinnon into his new role as the department’s first Assistant Fire Chief, followed by Captain Scott Langille, Lieutenant Richard Cullen and Fire Alarm Superintendent James Kern. Kern replaces Fire Alarm Superintendent James Moriarty who retired on June 24.  

Town Clerk McNielly then swore in the department’s three new transfer firefighters: Andres Nunez, Michael Gilligan and Tyler Ruggiero. 

Once all firefighters were officially sworn-in, the department presented 30 Years of Service Awards to Lieutenant Shawn Brillon and Firefighter Michael Mullen, and 25 Year Service Awards to Captain Michael Bristol and Fire Alarm Superintendent Kern. 



Town Clerk Patricia McNielly(left) swearing in George McKinnon as North Attleboro Fire Department’s first Assistant Fire Chief. (Photo courtesy North Attleboro Fire Department) 

IMG_0454Town Clerk Patricia McNielly (left) swearing in Captain Scott Langille. (Photo courtesy North Attleboro Fire Department) 

IMG_0465Town Clerk Patricia McNielly (left) swearing in Lieutenant Richard Cullen. (Photo courtesy North Attleboro Fire Department) 

IMG_0476Town Clerk Patricia McNielly (left) swearing in Fire Alarm Superintendent James Kern. (Photo courtesy North Attleboro Fire Department)IMG_0483

Town Clerk Patricia McNielly (left) swears in firefighters Tyler Ruggiero, Michael Gilligan, and Andres Nunez(Photo courtesy North Attleboro Fire Department) 


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