Groveland Chief Appoints Lieutenant to Lead On-Call Firefighters

Christopher Bosch has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Groveland Fire Department. (Courtesy Photo)

Groveland Fire Chief Robert Lay promoted Firefighter Chris Bosch to lieutenant of the Groveland Fire Department’s South Station.

“I am pleased to promote Firefighter Bosch to the rank of lieutenant. He possesses and demonstrates the skill set and attributes of an effective leader,” Lay said. “On behalf of the entire department, I wish to congratulate him and know that he will be successful in his new position.”

As lieutenant, Bosch will lead a team of on-call firefighters at South Station, report to Capt. Richard York, and carry out the mission of the department. As a local business manager with day-to-day responsibilities in town, Bosch is available to serve the department every day, Lay said.

“I am thankful to Chief Lay for the promotion and look forward to beginning my new role,” Lt. Bosch said. “I am honored to continue serving the Groveland community and keeping our residents safe.”

Bosch joined the Groveland Fire Department in 2015 after serving for five years as a firefighter in Henniker, N.H. Bosch manages a local tree service company.

He served seven years in the Army, ending as a first lieutenant and leading a group of soldiers into combat. He is a national certified firefighter and an EMT.

Bosch is enrolled in a series of fire trainings with the Massachusetts Fire Academy to develop his skills as an officer.