Hopkinton Fire Department announces promotion to training lieutenant

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For immediate release

HOPKINTON — Chief William Miller is pleased to announce the promotion of the department’s new training lieutenant.

Lieutenant John Krauss was appointed to the post effective August 2. In his new role, he will be responsible for all training for the Hopkinton Fire Department, which includes the development of a fire and EMS based training curriculum, group delivery and orientation for all new employees.

Lt. Krauss started as a firefighter with the department in 2017. He is a Certified Firefighter I/II through the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and is a Certified Fire Instructor I and Paramedic. He is certified in CPR, ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

He is also a member of the Massachusetts District 14 Dive Team and has Open Water and Dry Suit certifications.

He is a graduate of Quinsigamond Community College’s paramedic program and is currently enrolled in Purdue Global University’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Science program, slated to graduate in December.

“Training is a crucial part of what we do as a department and ensures that all of our members are prepared with the skills needed to respond to many types of emergencies,” Chief Miller said. “I am delighted to appoint Lt. Krauss to this position and look forward to the knowledge and experience he will bring to this position.”

Lt. Krauss will be officially sworn in to the position on September 6 at the Hopkinton Select Board meeting.

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