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Medford to Open Extensive Search for Next Fire Chief

Medford to Open Extensive Search for Next Fire Chief

Chief John Freedman retiring after serving the department for almost 30 years, the last two as Chief 

(MEDFORD)— Chief John Freedman is retiring after nearly 30 years of service with the fire department, the last two years as Chief, Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn announced. The City has begun its search for a new Chief to lead the Medford Fire Department and to serve the community.

The city will be looking for candidates that will bring unique perspectives and wide-ranging experiences to this position.

“I thank Chief Freedman for his exceptionally hard work on improving our fire stations, assisting with the design planning on a new headquarters and wish him well in his retirement,” Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn said. “As Mayor it is my hope that the incoming Chief will build upon the work of Chief Freedman and this Administration as well as help drive this department toward a more diverse, accountable, responsible, and transparent future that serves our community with professionalism and integrity. I thank Chief Freedman for his years of service to the City of Medford.”



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