Randolph Fire Department Annual Report
Please accept the following Annual Report of your Fire Department for the year ending 2018.
As in previous years, staffing changes have occurred new equipment and procedures have been put into service and implemented. During 2018 requests for services included 5814 fire runs and 4891 medical emergency responses.
This year our department recognizes the retirements of Firefighter Alan P. Royer with 34 years of service, Firefighter Bruce Eaton 30 years of service and Deputy Chief Albert J. Karsay more than 34 years of service to the Town of Randolph. We thank them all for their loyalty, professionalism, and dedication to service.
The department also wishes to acknowledge the promotions of Deputy Chief Michael Rennie, Captain Michael Austrino, and Lieutenant Michael Nelson and wish them continued success.
The department continues to seek out and apply for alternate sources of revenue to enhance the level and delivery of services to the citizens of Randolph. In this regard I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Chief of Operations Ronald Cassford and Captain Paul Frew who have diligently worked to obtain available federal grant funding allowing us to augment staffing, purchase modern firefighting equipment, as well as direct operational funding towards other projects and concerns.
Throughout the year our community outreach programming strives to assist and educate the citizenry in fire and life safety through a myriad of projects. Over the past year under the direction of EMS Coordinator Captain Tom Binnall we have trained close to 200 people in CPR and Narcan administration. Our State funded S.A.F.E. and SENIOR S.A.F.E. grants administrated by Deputy Chief Michael Rennie and Firefighters Kristopher Kronillis and Cheri Patton have delivered fire and life safety education to over 1,000 Randolph Public School students in grades K-8 . The SENIOR SAFE grant program has also conducted over 10 home and life safety presentations throughout the town partnering with the Randolph Police, Randolph Board of Health, Randolph Elderly Affairs, Randolph Intergenerational Center as well as the Simon Fireman House to deliver life and home safety messages to seniors. The SENIOR SAFE program has also conducted 20 home safety visits and installed more than 60 Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors free of charge to seniors in need. This past year marks the fifth year of our Pathways to Public Safety program developed and administered by Lieutenant Joseph Messia, and Captain Michael Austrino in conjunction with the Randolph Police Departments Detective Kristen Gagnon. The Pathways to Public Safety Program is a yearlong class for Randolph High School Students detailing the functions and responsibilities of Firefighters and Police Officers through hands on simulation and classroom discussion. This educational vehicle serves multiple purposes most notably highlighting how students interested in careers in public safety can attain these positions and what would be expected of them also it provides the students with confidence to appropriately deal with real life emergencies.
I want to thank and acknowledge the men and women of this department for their dedication and professionalism in their service to the Town of Randolph. The Randolph Firefighters work hard and consistently train to the latest fire and emergency medical services standards to ensure the safety of the residents of the community and its properties.
I would like to thank Police Chief William Pace and all the law enforcement professionals of the Randolph Police Department for the excellent working relationship our departments share. I would also like to thank all town departments for their assistance throughout the year.
I want to acknowledge all the members of the Randolph Town Council for their assistance and support.
Finally, I wish to thank Town Manager David C. Murphy for his untiring efforts on behalf of this Department and providing the necessary resources for a highly effective and professional Fire Department. I wish him success and good health in his future endeavors.
Richard F. Donovan
Chief of Department