The Barrington Fire Department has a new lieutenant.
On Monday night, the fire chief promoted firefighter Scott Carroll in a brief ceremony before the town council, Mr. Carroll’s wife, children, parents and colleagues.
“One thing I’ve failed to say is how hard these firefighters work to get to this position,” said Barrington Fire Chief Gerald Bessette.
“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.”
Lt. Carroll is certified as a Firefighter 1 and 2. He is also EMT Cardiac-certified with advanced life cardiac support training, a certified Fire Officer 1, a certified Fire Incident Safety Officer and a Certified Fire Instructor.
Additionally, Lt. Carroll holds a FEMA certification in advanced fire incident command and a NFPA certification in fire inspection.
The Barrington native is married with a wife and two young sons. He is a Barrington High School graduate who holds a bachelor of arts degree from High Point University.
Lt. Carroll is also the son of retired Barrington firefighter David Carroll.
One of the department’s lieutenant positions opened up following the retirement of veteran firefighter Thomas McKenna, who was hired in 1984. Chief Bessette said Lt. McKenna was an outstanding firefighter and lieutenant.
The department has already filled the position vacated by Lt. Carroll.