Firefighter Promoted to Lieutenant
New Lt. Scott Carroll is the son of retired Barrington firefighter David Carroll; he was promoted at Monday's Town Council meeting.
The son of a Barrington firefighter is a new lieutenant in the department.
Firefighter Scott Carroll was promoted to lieutenant at the Barrington Town Council meeting Monday evening, Feb. 4, by Fire Chief Gerald Bessette, who issued the oath.
His promotion during a brief ceremony came in front of his wife, Katey; two sons, Brody and Brock; and his parents, including retired Barrington firefighter David Carroll.
“One thing I’ve failed to say is how hard these firefighters work to get to this position,” said Bessette in introducing Carroll. “As I read Lt. Carroll’s résumé, you’ll see he’s done a lot of work in fire service to get to this point.”
Carroll is a Barrington High School and High Point University graduate. He is certified as a Firefighter 1 and 2, a Fire Incident Safety Officer, a fire instructor, and an EMT cardiac with advanced life support training.
His resume also indicates that he holds a Federal Emergency Management Agency certification in advanced fire-incident command and he is a National Fire Protection Association certified fire inspector.
Carroll was promoted after one of the fire department’s lieutenant positions opened up with the retirement of firefighter Thomas McKenna. Bessette described McKenna as an outstanding firefighter and lieutenant.
The position vacated by Carroll has been filled as well, said Bessette.