Bedford Fire Chief Hughes requests personnel changes during the Board of Works meeting

BEDFORD – Bedford Fire Department Chief John Hughes asked for several personnel changes during a special Board of Works meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Chief John Hughes

Chief Hughes announced the retirement of Lieutenant Zachary Zoller. Zoller notified the fire chief on May 24, that he would be retiring. Zoller’s last duty day will be June 9th with his last day on June 10th.

In addition to Lt. Zoller’s retirement, Fire Chief Hughes asked to promote Brad Cummings to lieutenant on a probationary basis, and Firefighter First Class Justin Spires to senior firefighter. The Board of Works approved the requests.

Finally, Chief Hughes requested that Firefighter First Class Isaac Crane be rehired. Crane left the department in good standing according to Chief Hughes and is an excellent firefighter and paramedic. Crane left the department to join the Monroe Fire Protection District and asked Hughes in May if he could return to the department.

The Board of Works approved the request.