FIREGROUND360° – Robert A. Strahan was sworn-in among family, friends, coworkers, and several government officials at The Ocean Grill & Steakhouse on Federal Street Monday afternoon.
Chief Raymond Godin (ret), Father William Hamilton, Chief Dennis Annear, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Mayor William Martin, and city council member Brickett Allis were in attendance and spoke on Strahan's behalf.
Assistant Town Clerk Gail Zukowksi swore-in Robert as the new Chief of Greenfield.
Chief Strahan gave an emotional speech during the ceremony upon accepting his newly appointed duties. After thanking his family for their support and keeping him grounded through his career, he gave special thanks to his son Joey saying,
"I am so proud of you. You understand often times when dad has to go into work and although you are sad, you show great strength and understanding. And it is that selflessness that allows me to do my job when I am called to help someone else that you don't even know... and for that, you are my hero."
Strahan, formally the interim chief, succeeds Chief Mike Winn who relocated and began a new job as chief of the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department in Barnstable a year ago.
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