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Rochester, N.H. Welcomes Two New Firefighters to Department

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Left to right: Firefighters Joshua Biron and Kevin Banks started working for the Rochester Fire Department this past weekend. (Courtesy Photo)

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Chief Norman Sanborn is pleased to welcome two new firefighters to the Rochester Fire Department.

Firefighters Kevin Banks and Joshua Biron were appointed to the department on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Firefighter Banks currently serves as a Staff Sergeant in the New Hampshire Air National Guard and previously served as a lieutenant of the Pease Fire Department, which is located on the New Hampshire Air National Guard base. Banks is a nationally registered EMT, a certified Firefighter I/II, and holds numerous rescue certifications.

Firefighter Biron comes to Rochester after serving as a career firefighter/EMT in Somersworth. He is currently a lieutenant at the Milton Fire-Rescue call department. A New Hampshire native, Biron applied his degree in trade and technical skills toward certification in Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Firefighter III Ice Rescue.

“On behalf of the department, I’d like to welcome both Firefighter Banks and Firefighter Biron to Rochester,” Chief Sanborn said. “Their prior experience as command staff will surely be an asset to both the department and our local community.”

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