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July 27, 2017
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Braintree Firefighters Local 920 is the Union organization for the members of the Braintree Fire Department.  Local 920 of the International Association of Firefighters and the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts was chartered on May 20, 1947.  There were 20 members of the Braintree Fire Department at the time.

The goals of the organization are to provide the employees of the Braintree Fire Department with the means to protect the health, safety, and livelihood of members through the collective bargaining process.  We are a proud organization with a rich history and dedication to the community we serve.

Over the last 60 years our organization has grown to a membership of over 80 full time paid professional firefighters. We are dedicated to provide professional fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material remediation and mitigation, fire prevention and many other efficient community and departmental services.

Welcome to our site.  Please find the time to explore and learn about our profession and our union.  As always, we thank you for your continued support.

 

Facts and Figures

Staffing

(The following figures represent the department when it is fully staffed.  There are currently 2 firefighter positions that are not staffed.)

Administrative Positions:
 

  • Chief of Department
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Hazardous Materials Officer
  • Training Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent of Fire Alarm

Fire Suppression Positions
  • Deputy Chief (4)
  • Captains (4)
  • Lieutenants (20)
  • Fire Fighters (56)

When the department is fully staffed, there are a total of 89 members which include the Chief of Department, 4 Administrative Officers, and a total of 84 Officers and Fire Fighters assigned to Fire Suppression/Rescue/EMS duties.


Four groups rotate to provide coverage for the town.  Each group consists of 1 Deputy Chief (the Shift Commander), 1 Captain (who is also the officer on one of the Engine Companies, 5 Lieutenants (who are in charge of the remaining Engine, Ladder and Tower companies) and 14 Fire Fighters on all apparatus. Dispatch/Fire Alarm is now located at Brewster Ambulance in Hyde Park, Massachusetts.




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