Chris Sammet and Kris Ellicks, both firefighter/EMTs since 1998, have been promoted to the position of lieutenant in the Acton Fire Department, Town Manager Steven Ledoux announced on his blog.
Sammet also serves as the Town's emergency medical services coordinator.
Both received their promotions as a result of competitive testing and replace Jack White and Scott Morse, who both recently had been promoted to Captains in the Department.
In other moves:
- Kelly Schorr, most recently an assessing technician for the Town of Wellesley, has been appointed financial analyst in the Assessor Division of the Finance Department.
- Two new part-time dispatchers have started their training this February to begin work in Acton. Brendan Lyons, who additionally dispatches part-time in Boxborough, has his Firefighter I/II Certification and his EMT Basic Certification. He is majoring in Fire Science at Middlesex Community College. He recently traveled to New York and participated in clean-up efforts as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Also starting is Joanne Harpin, who additionally works as a Correctional Counselor for Spectrum Health System in Worcester. She has her BA in psychology from Westfield State University, graduating Cum Laude. While there she also worked in dispatch services for the campus police.