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Westport Fire Dept

        Station  One                     Station   Two

         54 HixBridge Rd                                      85 Briggs Rd

Group 1

Captain Silvia                                                  T. Ward

A Ferrarini                                                       K Nickelson

A Peckham

Group 2

R.E. Benoit                                                      Captain Martin

M. Cowell                                                        P. Duhon

                                                                      R Greene

Group 3

G. Nunes                                                        Lt. Baldwin Pelland                                                           D. Nunes

                                                                     A. Raymond

Group 4

Lt. Beaulieu                                                    B. Souza     

M. Brisk                                                         R Porawski

M Teixeira

Fire Inspector - Day shift

Lt. Ledoux


Group 1
Feb 19, 2008
Captain Silvia - Became a call firefighter in 1974 and was appointed to a career position in 1978, he is a second-generation firefighter.  Captain Silvia served as Lieutenant from 2001-2007 when he was then promoted to Captain. He also served as Union President from 1983 to 1984. He is a member of the Water Rescue Team, the Computer Division and serves as the Department Public Information Officer. He works out of Station One as a Captain/ EMT.  

Keith Nickelson - Became a Call Firefighter in 1994 and was appointed to a career position in 1999, and is a second-generation firefighter. Keith is a member of the Water Rescue Team, the Training Division and the Standard Operating Procedures committee. He currently serves as the Union President and has done so since 2005. Keith works out of Station One, as a Firefighter/ Paramedic.

Steve Lopes - Became a Call Firefighter in 2004 and he was appointed to a career position in 2006. He is a member of the Training Division. Steve has been in the Fire Service since 1983 where he worked in both Rhode Island and Alaska.
    Unfortunetly, Brother Lopes suffered a Carreer ending injury in March 2014. Although he no longer works on the line, he visits the station almost daily, and will always be held closely as a valued member within our brotherhood.
 

Tony Ward - Became a Call Firefighter in 2000 and was appointed to a career position in 2006. Tony is a member of the Water Rescue Team and the Training Division. Tony was appointed to the Bristol County Tech Rescue team in 2010. Tony works out of Station Two, as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. 

Andy Ferrarini - Became a Call Firefighter in 2004 and was appointed to a career position in 2006. He works out of Station One as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. 

Anne Marie Peckham - Firefighter Peckham joined the department as a career firefighter in 2015 after serving 8 years with the Somerset Fire Department. She started her fire service career as a junior firefighter with Dartmouth Fire District No. 2.


Group 2
Feb 19, 2008

Captain Martin - Appointed to a career position in 1997. Captain Martin was a Lieutenant from 2006 to 2007 when he was then appointed to Captain. He is a member of the Training Division, Water Rescue Division and also serves as a Haz-Mat Technician. He was appointed to the State Haz Mat Team in 2010. He served as Union President from 2003 to 2006. Captain Martin works out of Station Two as a Captain/ Paramedic.   

Raymond Benoit - Became a Call Firefighter in 1985 and was appointed to a career position in 1988. Ray is a second-generation firefighter. He was union Vice President from 1996 - 1998. Ray works out of Station One as a Firefighter/ EMT.

Matt Cowell - Became a Call Firefighter in 1992 and was appointed to a career position in 1999. Matt is a second-generation firefighter. He is a member of the Water Rescue Team. He works out of Station One as a Firefighter/ Paramedic.

Paul Duhon - Became a Call Firefighter in 1997 and he was appointed to a career position in 2003. Paul is the assistant E911 coordinator, and the Department Historian. He has served as the Union's Secretary / Treasurer since 2003. Paul also works at an area hospital as an RN. Paul works out of Station Two as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. 
Robert Porawski - Became a call firefighter in 2008 and was appointed to a career position in 2012, thanks to SAFER grant funding. He received the Firefighter of the Year award in 2009 and Paramedic of the Year for the Greater Fall River Emergency Medical Services in 2012. He works out of Station 2, as a Firefighter/ Paramedic.


Group 3
Feb 19, 2008

Dan Baldwin - Became a Call Firefighter in 1995 and was appointed to a career position in 2004. He was promoted to Lieutenant in January 2010. He serves on the Training Division, and Standard Operating Procedures committee. He currently serves as the Union Vice President. He works out of Station Two as a Fire Lieutenant/ Paramedic. 

Glenn Nunes - Became a Call Firefighter 1993 and was appointed to a career position in 1997. He is a member of the Water Rescue Team and is a Haz-Mat Technician. Glenn serves as the department's EMS coordinator. Glenn also runs Links to Life, and EMS education business. Glenn works out of Station One as a Firefighter/ Paramedic.

Dennis Pelland - Became a Call Firefighter in 1998 and was appointed to a career position in 1999.  Dennis brings much experience to Westport, as he served as a Paramedic in the City of Fall River for many years. Dennis works out of Station One, as a Firefighter / Paramedic. We also would like to recognize his service to our country as he served in the United States Marine Corps.

Darren Nunes - Became a Call Firefighter in 1997 and was appointed to a career position in 2000. Darren is a member of the Water Rescue Team, and has the responsibility of maintaining and ordering the department's medical supplies. Darren works out of Station Two as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. We would also like to recognize his service to our country as he served in the United States Navy, and served over seas in the Persian Gulf in the early 1990's. 

Andrew Raymond - Became a Call Firefighter in 2005 and was appointed to a career position in 2009. He works out of Station Two as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. FF Raymond is also an RN. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.

 


Group 4
Feb 19, 2008

 Lt. Beaulieu - Became a Call Firefighter in 1987 and was appointed to a career position in 1993. He made Lieutenant in 2006. He serves on the Public Education Team, and the Critical Incident Stress Team within Bristol County.  He also serves as the Deputy director of the Emergency Management Agency. Lt. Beaulieu works out of Station One, as Lt. / Paramedic. We would also like to recognize his service to our country, he is a retired member of the Army National Guard, recently serving in Iraq.    

Brian Souza - Became a Call Firefighter in 1985 and he was appointed to a career position in 1987. He is a member of the Training Division and has served on the negotiating comittee. Brian is a certified car seat installer and can safely install your child's car seat if needed. He works out of Station Two as a Firefighter/ EMT.  
 
Glenn Mackillop - Became a Call Firefighter in 1995 and was appointed to a career position in 2000. Glenn works out of Station Two as a Firefighter/ Paramedic. Glenn was appointed to the Bristol County Tech Rescue Team in 2010. 
 
Mark Brisk - Became a Call Firefighter in 1999 and was appointed to a career position in 2003. Mark is a member of the Training Division and also serves as a Haz-Mat Technician. Mark has served on the Union E-Board as Vice President from 2005-2007 and  is presently Union Trustee/Negotiator. He  works out of Station One as a Firefighter/ Paramedic.    
 
Sean Connolly - Became a call firefighter in 2009 and was appointed to a career position in 2012, thanks to SAFER grant funding. Sean works out of Station 1 as a firefighter/ Paramedic.

Fire Prevention
Feb 19, 2008

Lt. Ledoux - Became a Call Firefighter in 1987 and was appointed to a career position in 1991. Lt. Ledoux made Lieutenant in 2007. He is a member of the Water Rescue Team. He currently serves as the Fire Prevention Officer and Code Enforcement / Inspections for the Department. He has served on the negotiating committee for the union. He works out of Station One as Lieutenant/ Prevention & EMT Intermediate.  25 years of service.




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