Duxbury: Selectmen swear in a new fire captain

Captain Tripp's wife, Laura, pinning his new badge.

Monday night during the Duxbury Selectmen’s meeting, Firefighter Robert Tripp was sworn in as Captain. Tripp has been with the Duxbury Fire Department for twelve years and currently heads up the Special Hazards Unit.

Tripp has been acting Captain since August 15th. He says his extensive knowledge of the town will greatly benefit the department.

“I grew up in Duxbury, graduated from Duxbury High School; that always helps, knowing the roads, knowing the people, the citizens. And youth, youth in the fire service is always nice,” said Captain Tripp.

The fire department also appointed two new firefighters during the meeting: John Ahearn and Michael Gillis.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.