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Fire Chief

Local Address:  Boston , Massachusetts , United States
City of Lawrence

Employment History

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Lawrence Fire Chief Jack ..., 6 Dec 2013 [cached]
Lawrence Fire Chief Jack Bergeron said the fire started in the attic and the cause is still undetermined.
"I thought firefighters would just put it out, but when I went outside and looked up, the house was fully engulfed. It was frightening," she said.
Lawrence Police Chief ... [cached]
Lawrence Police Chief Jack Bergeron said communication with Verizon may have been part of the problem for them too when the fire broke out.
Jack Bergeron ..., 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
Jack Bergeron ( Provisional Chief
Bergeron was officially named ..., 21 Dec 2011 [cached]
Bergeron was officially named chief last night. ary Schwalm
LAWRENCE - Thirty-five year Lawrence firefighter Jack Bergeron became the city's new fire chief, but not before a last minute attempt by City Councilor Marc Laplante to have the fire veteran take the chief's job without a contract last night.
Bergeron, who loses his Civil Service protection by accepting the chief's job, said he would "absolutely not take the job without a contract.
Lantigua nominated Bergeron for the position out of a 10-candidate pool saying Bergeron "cares about firefighters and understands his fiscal responsibility in the fire department."
But pointing to other city department heads, including the Council on Aging director and veterans' affairs director, Laplante asked for Bergeron to be appointed without a contract, saying the accord is used as enticement to convince a qualified candidate to accept a job.
Councilor Grisel Silva also said Bergeron deserved a contract.
Councilors rebuffed Laplante's "no contract" proposal and later unanimously voted to appoint Bergeron, 59, as the new fire chief with a three year contract.
Accepting the job will result in a slight increase to Bergeron's $115,983 annual salary.
Bergeron becomes the city's first fire chief with a contract and no Civil Service protection. At Lantigua's request, councilors approved removing the fire chief's job from civil service to expand the pool on potential fire chief candidates.
Turns out, the most qualified candidate was Bergeron, a deputy fire chief for the past 22 years who has served as acting fire chief in January 2011.
In a Nov. 15 memo to Lantigua, Bonet said Bergeron should be named permanent chief "for the stability of our fire department, to allow morale and motivation to increase, to limit the learning curve of this department operations to outside individuals and promote from within."
"It's not their job to fund the fire department," Bergeron said.
At-large Councilor Roger Twomey also applauded Bergeron, saying what matters most to him is if the "candidate is qualified for the job."
Chief Jack Bergeron
Joined the fire department in 1976, named lieutenant in 1980, captain in 1987 and deputy chief in 1989. Was the department's senior deputy chief he was officially named chief last night.
Attended Lowell Technical Institute and Northern Essex Community College but lacks once credit for fire science degree. Has taught classes at the Massachusetts Fire Academy and is state-licensed construction supervisor.
Was endorsed for the job by retired Fire Chief Peter Takvorian who said Bergeron has "demonstrated outstanding command and communication skills" and is respected throughout the department.
Bergeron, who is married with four grown children, is a Lawrence native who now lives in Methuen.
The fire was reported at around ..., 28 Oct 2013 [cached]
The fire was reported at around 5:30 and firefighters were at the scene for about two hours, according to Chief Jack Bergeron. A se
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