Hudson Fire Promotes Three to Rank of Lieutenant

January 20, 2017

 

by David S. Morin

The Hudson Fire Department promoted three firefighters to the rank of lieutenant at the Jan. 10 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.  Firefighters Kevin Blinn, Dennis Haerinck and Todd Berube all achieved their new rank after a rigorous testing and interview process.

Kevin Blinn, a 30-year veteran with the department, joined the ranks in 1985 as a dispatcher, then a call firefighter in 1986.  He was promoted to the rank of call lieutenant in 1997.  He was hired as a full-time firefighter in 2003 and is a certified paramedic.  During his tenure, he has been awarded several town and state citations for actions taken in the line of duty.

Dennis Haerinck joined the department as a call firefighter in 2002 and became a full-time member in 2004.  He has been recognized by several civic organizations for his work with many projects within the department and has received several citations for actions he has taken in the line of duty.

Todd Berube began with the department full time in 2002.  He also is a certified paramedic and has received several citations for actions he has taken in the line of duty.

These promotions will bring the department to a staffing level that provides an officer at each of the town’s three fire stations at all times.  The new lieutenants will receive their station assignments and begin their new duties by the end of January.