Effective Monday, April 3, 2017, Lieutenant Paul Perry is retired from the Brookline Fire Department.
After having served in the Brookline D.P.W. since 1978, Paul followed in his father’s (FF Russ Perry, Ret) footsteps when he was appointed to the department on November 29, 1982. In Drill School, Paul worked hard at perfecting his craft while learning the art and science of firefighting. On January 3, 1983, FF Perry was assigned to Station 7 Group 1. In November of 1983, Lt. William Keane, his company officer, made the following comments regarding Paul’s progress on his evaluation report, “Firefighter Perry has shown a genuine and positive attitude towards his job related responsibilities and he has been a congenial individual towards his co-workers and supervisors. He has trained well and has learned quickly the proper use of tools and power equipment.” On May 16, 1987, Paul was the recipient of a commendation for his actions taken at a serious car accident on Winslow Road. Always looking to improve on his skills and abilities, FF Perry became an E.M.T. in 1989 so that he could render more effective medical care to the resident of Brookline. FF Paul Perry had become a valuable asset and so he embarked on a world-wide journey serving in almost every company on every group. On March 7, 2005, Firefighter Perry became Lieutenant Perry. The very next month, Lt. Perry was assigned to the Training Division. He arrived with enthusiasm and a willingness to share all of the knowledge and experience he had acquired with other members and new probationary firefighters alike. Lt. Perry finished his career in the Fire Prevention Division wherein he did his part to make Brookline a safer place.
Please join us in congratulating Lieutenant Paul Perry. We wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement!