BURLINGTON — The Burlington Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of two firefighters and the swearing-in of the new Chief and Assistant Chief.
On Monday, Jan. 9, the Select Board officially promoted Michael Bibbey to Captain and Brendan Micciche to Lieutenant.
Immediately following the promotion was a swearing-in and pinning ceremony for Capt. Bibbey and Lt. Micciche. Chief Andrew Connerty, who was promoted from Assistant Chief following the retirement of Chief Michael Patterson and Assistant Chief Steven McLean, were also sworn into their new roles during the ceremony.
Capt. Bibbey, whose father also served as a Burlington firefighter, has been with the Burlington Fire Department for 34 years and holds an associate’s degree in fire science from Middlesex Community College. Lt. Micciche has worked as a firefighter, with stints as an acting lieutenant, for over 16 years and was previously a dispatcher with the department for four years. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science Columbia Southern University and worked at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) for over 10 years.
Assistant Chief McLean has been with the department for over 30 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management from Rivier University.
“Each of these members has served our department and our community for a long time, and these promotions are a reflection on their commitment to the fire service,” Chief Connerty said. “They are all well-deserved and I look forward to the contributions they’ll make in the new and advanced leadership positions.”
Chief Connerty has been with the Burlington Fire Department for 29 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science administration from Waldorf College.
The ceremony was held at fire headquarters in the apparatus bay.