Congratulations to FF Brian Gagnon on his promotion to Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Gagnon was sworn in during a ceremony held at the Memorial Town Hall on Friday, December 4th, 2020.
Six-year veteran Hamden firefighter Brian Gagnon officially joined the department's officer corps this morning by taking the oath inside the Town Hall Council Chamber. The current pandemic, made even more daunting by the recent spikes in local occurences, kept the gathering relatively small.
In his remarks to the group, Chief Gary Merwede noted, "On Wednesday evening, the Hamden Fire Commission interviewed a strong and excellent candidate pool, and this morning we will acknowledge and make official their selection."
Lieut. Gagnon holds Fire Officer and Fire Instructor certifications and has completed the Management Officer Program with the National Fire Academy. He continues to instruct with the Connecticut Fire Academy during his off-duty time.
Lieutenant Gagnon will be assigned to Station 3 on Platoon 4.
Congratulations Brian, and best of luck in your new position.