Chief William Miller is pleased to announce the promotion of the department's new training lieutenant.
Lt. John Krauss was appointed to the position effective Aug. 2. In his new role, he will be in charge of all training for the Hopkinton Fire Department, which includes program development of both fire and EMS-based training, group delivery and orientation for all new hire employees.
Lt. Krauss began as a firefighter with the department in 2017. He is certified Firefighter I/II through the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and is a credentialed Fire Instructor I and paramedic. He is certified in CPR, ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).
He is additionally a member of the Massachusetts District 14 Dive Team and has Open Water and Dry Suit Certifications.
He is a graduate of the Quinsigamond Community College Paramedic Program and is currently enrolled in Purdue Global University's Bachelor of Science in Fire Science program with expected graduation in December.
"Training is a crucial part of what we do as a department and ensures all of our members are prepared with the skills needed to respond to many types of emergencies," Chief Miller said. "I am pleased to appoint Lt. Krauss to this role and look forward to the knowledge and experience he will bring to the position."
Lt. Krauss will be officially sworn in to the position on Sept. 6 at the Hopkinton Select Board meeting.