Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Raynham Fire Deputy Chief Receives Accreditation from Massachusetts Fire Services Commission
RAYNHAM — Chief James T. Januse is pleased to announce that Raynham Fire Deputy Chief Bryan LaCivita was granted accreditation for the level of fire chief by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission (FSC) on Oct. 16.
“Throughout my career I have always worked to further my education so I can provide the highest quality of service to the Raynham community,” Deputy Chief LaCivita said. “Going through the accreditation process and being granted accreditation by the FSC is truly an honor. I am thankful to everyone at the Raynham Fire Department for their ongoing support.”
The FSC is a gubernatorial appointed board that has established a process for uniform credentialing for the level of fire chief based on education, training and experience in areas relevant to serving as fire chief. The program establishes benchmarks for training in fire and emergency service management so that chiefs may be better prepared to serve their department and community.
“This program allows chief officers to document their efforts to develop and maintain the skills to be an effective leader and manager in today’s fire service,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey in a statement. “The process provides an equal opportunity for the volunteer, call, or full-time fire service leader to meet the minimum criteria for achieving fire chief accreditation.”
Each applicant’s documentation is reviewed by a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission to determine if the individual has attained a minimum level of credits for education, training and experience.
Application for accreditation is open to all fire service members in the Commonwealth serving as chief of a department, or any person holding the rank of captain or above. Participation in the program is voluntary and all eligible personnel are encouraged to partake.
“I am proud of Bryan and all of the hard work he puts in on a day-to-day basis for our department,” Chief Januse said. “Being accredited is a big step for him and his career and I know he will continue to be an asset to the town of Raynham and the department overall.”