Abington Fire Captain John “Jack” Glynn has been promoted to deputy chief, Chief John Nuttall announced today.
“It is my pleasure to work with Deputy Glynn and have full confidence in him in fulfilling this new role, and overseeing the Fire Prevention division of the Abington Fire Department,” Nutall said in a press release announcing the promotion.
Glynn is a 24-year veteran of the department, with 31 total years of firefighting experience. He was the department’s first trained paramedic.
Glynn was appointed Fire Captain in 2010, and served as Public Information Officer, and filled in as Deputy Chief for several months last year.
Nuttall said Glynn was instrumental in writing and obtaining grants for the department, helping secure more than $1.1 million dollars in needed equipment and manpower.
Below is the text of Chief Nuttall’s announcement of Glynn’s promotion.
May 11, 2020
I am pleased to announce that Captain John W. Glynn (Jack) has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief effective this date.
Jack has over 31 years experience in the Fire Service, is a 24-year veteran of this department, not including his 5 years of service in fire departments in Florida, and as an experienced paramedic in the South Shore area when Advanced Life Support emergency medicine was just beginning in this region. Jack was the Abington Fire Department’s first paramedic, and brought with him the skills to begin this lifesaving service for the residents of Abington in 1996.
Appointed to Fire Captain in 2010, Jack has commanded numerous emergency incidents, served as the Department’s Public Information Officer, and as Acting Deputy Chief for several months last year.
Jack has been instrumental in writing and obtaining grants for the Abington Fire Department which greatly benefited the department and residents, with well over $1.1 million dollars in much needed equipment and manpower.
It is my pleasure to work with Deputy Glynn and have full confidence in him in fulfilling this new role, and overseeing the Fire Prevention division of the Abington Fire Department.
Congratulations Deputy Glynn!