Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Bryan LaCivita Appointed to be New Raynham Fire Chief After Retirement of Chief James Januse
RAYNHAM — The Raynham Fire Department is pleased to announce that Bryan LaCivita has been appointed as its new chief.
The Raynham Board of Selectmen announced the appointment at their meeting Tuesday night. LaCivita, who currently serves as the department’s deputy chief, will take over the duties as chief once Chief James Januse retires on June 30.
“I am honored to lead this fire department and to continue serving the community I grew up in,” LaCivita said. “I look forward to further fostering relationships with our residents, business owners and town officials, and I know I have big shoes to fill with the retirement of Chief Januse. I would like to personally thank Chief Januse for all that he has done for me and for the Raynham Fire Department throughout his decades of service to the town.”
Chief Januse announced his retirement on Jan. 7 after 49 years with the department. He has served as the department’s chief since 2008, following in the footsteps of his father, former Raynham Fire Chief Theodore Januse.
LaCivita, age 45, is a Raynham native and has two sons, Shaun, age 12, and Kyle, age 10, with his wife Kim.
LaCivita began his career as a call firefighter/EMT in 1993. He was hired full-time in 1995 and graduated from fire recruit training in 1996. LaCivita became certified as a paramedic in 1998. From there he rose through the ranks as a lieutenant in 2008, a captain/fire inspector in 2012 and was named deputy chief in 2017.
In October last year, LaCivita was granted accreditation for the level of fire chief by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. In January, LaCivita graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program and received his accreditation as a Fire Prevention Officer 2.
“I am extremely fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented group of firefighters and most importantly, my supportive and loving family,” LaCivita said.
LaCivita, who grew up in Raynham, is a graduate of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. He earned his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Bristol Community College and a bachelor’s degree in fire science from American Public University.