October 19, 2017

Rehoboth Fire Department recognizes Eagle Scout Ryan Johnson

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At the Selectmen's meeting on Monday January 9th, the Rehoboth Fire Department recognized Eagle Scout Ryan Johnson. Johnson, a Rehoboth resident and 2016 graduate of DR High School has been a member of Boy Scout Troop 17 in Mansfield since 2009. For his Eagle Scout project Ryan chose to test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors across town focusing on the elderly community. Ryan went into over 50 homes and replaced 266 batteries. He also installed 10 smoke detectors and 10 carbon monoxide detectors in homes that had none. Chief Barresi commented that "Eagle Scout projects are a great thing but in this case the result of the project could quite possibly save someone's life. From all of the members or the department we say well done." Ryan is also a Junior Firefighter. He is the son of Lt. Chris Johnson and his wife Nicole. Ryan is attending WPI and hopes to continue his firefighting career after college. SAFE Officer LT. Randy Larrivee also assisted with the project.

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