Chris Pyrcz was officially sworn in as a Mansfield firefighter on Wednesday in front family and many brothers in the Mansfield Fire Department.
Mansfield fire chief Neal Boldrighini said that, especially in light of the Oct. 3 crash and extrication on Route 95, that quality firefighters are needed in Mansfield.
“I’m not exaggerating when I say we used every tool we had to get the job done,” he said. “Outstanding work gentlemen.”
Boldrighini said that Pyrcz was a graduate of Walpole High School and served with distinction in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“He served in several deployments overseas,” he said. Two tours in Irag and two in Kuwait. When he left the military, he put himself through medic school. He comes to us with an incredible work ethic and real upbeat attitude.”
Boldrighini said that Pyrcz has been working with the department since January to fill an immediate vacancy at the time.
“He’s seen action in several fires, of which he’s already bragging about, and multiple medicals,” he said.
Boldrighini said that Pyrcz graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy last Friday. He said that, though all candidates take a statewide test, Pyrcz received a level two certification.
“Welcome aboard, we look forward to working with you,” Mansfield town manager William Ross said. “You’re joining outstanding individuals who work diligently for this community. We appreciate their effots and welcome you aboard.”