By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – Two members of the Marlborough Fire Department received a standing ovation at the City Council meeting May 18 in recognition of their promotions recommended by Interim Chief Geoffrey Herald. Lieutenant Brian Gould has been promoted to captain and Firefighter Frederick Johannes to lieutenant.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant commended the two men for their dedication and said the residents of the city have been well served by them through the years.
Gould was appointed to the Marlborough Fire Department in 1991 as an intermittent firefighter and started as a full-time firefighter in 1998. He has earned numerous certificates of training throughout his career including the Fire Officer 1 Course and the Hazardous Materials First Responders program. After nearly nine years as a full-time member of the department, Gould was promoted to lieutenant in 2007.
Johannes was appointed to the local Fire Department in 2000. He has also completed numerous training and certifications including Confined Space Rescue, Rapid Intervention and various Hazardous Materials training courses.
In other business, councilors approved the much discussed proposed new Dunkin’ Donuts at 525 Maple St., the former location of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Urban Affairs Committee Chair Joseph Delano asked for a suspension of rules to approve the permit, stating that revisions have been made, including signage, that met with suggestions of the committee and Zoning Board of Appeals.