Five Haverhill firefighters are in line for possible promotions to lieutenant.
Official Civil Service Commission scores will not be released for a few weeks, said Haverhill Fire Chief William F. Laliberty, but self-reporting of test scores by individual firefighters reveals passing grades for Justin Borden, Timothy Duff, Keith Grant, Tom Helps and Jeff King.
“The established list has not come out from Civil Service. Through the firefighters, themselves, five have passed the promotional test,” Laliberty said.
The Civil Service test was called after the resignation of Daniel Goudreault last August following two arrests—the first, last June 30, at his North Andover home for allegedly assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. The second took place July 25 on charges of assaulting a household member, threatening to kill a police officer and other charges.
Although the examination was called for one vacancy, Laliberty explained, the fire department expects additional retirements in the near future. Lt. Michael Sullivan will reach the mandatory retirement age of 65 by end of May and another reaches that milestone this fall.
In addition, Lalilberty said, any firefighter who has worked at least since 1985 may retire at any time. In fact, Firefighter Tyler Kimball told WHAV he expects to retire May 31.
After the Commission scores tests, local interviews typically take place with each applicant. The final decision is up to Mayor James J. Fiorentini.