Dozens of family members, friends, and firefighters packed the selectmen’s meeting room on Tuesday, Sept. 9, to witness the swearing-in of two permanent firefighters, Michael Delcourt and William Palma by Assistant Town Clerk Susan Lawless.
Fire Chief Jason Viveiros told the gathering both men are hard workers who bring teamwork, professionalism, respect, and a positive outlook to the department.
Delcourt started as a call firefighter in Halifax in 2011.
“He’s worked really hard. He’s currently in paramedic school and working towards achieving that goal,” Viveiros said. “When I first met him, he was with his newest baby. I know it’s difficult managing his personal and professional life, but he’s doing an excellent job of doing that.”
Palma started as a call firefighter in Halifax in 2008, and was a call lieutenant.
“He actually left the town for a short period of time, before realizing his home was here,” Viveiros said. “It made him really proud to know he came back here and embraced Halifax as the full-time department that he chose to work for.”