Nantucket Fire Department Hires Two New Deputy Chiefs

Jason Graziadei •

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Bridgeport CT assistant fire chief Nick Esposito, left, and Easton MA fire captain Tim Vamosi have been hired as deputy fire chiefs with the Nantucket Fire Department.

The Nantucket Fire Department has added two new deputy chiefs to its ranks.

Nick Esposito, an assistant fire chief with the city of Bridgeport, Conn., and Tim Vamosi, a captain with the Easton (Mass.) Fire Department, have both been hired by the town to help lead the Nantucket Fire Department under fire chief Michael Cranson.

Esposito has served with the Bridgeport Fire Department for more than 23 years and also owns and operates Truck Tactics Training LLC, a fire training company that focuses on aerial apparatus and ground ladder operations.

"I am excited for the opportunity to work with the members of the NFD and the community," Esposito told the Current.

Vamosi has been a member of the Easton Fire Department for 20 years. In 2021 he was appointed to serve as the department's EMS / MIH / public health officer. According to the Easton Fire Department website, Vamosi is trained in family practice, infection control, and surgical practice as an MSN-RN. He has also served as a hazardous materials technician for the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Team.

The Nantucket Fire Department had been searching for a permanent replacement for former deputy chief Sean Mitchell since he resigned from his post last August to take a job with Massport Fire Rescue. The department also started advertising for an additional deputy chief specifically for training and EMS. According to the job postings, the town had been offering salary ranges of $140,000 to $170,000 for the two positions.

There were no internal candidates for the two deputy fire chief positions, Cranson told the Current.

Nantucket firefighter Kevin Ramos has been serving as interim deputy chief since last October, and he is expected to move back to his captain's position as the new deputy chiefs arrive.

The Easton Fire Department posted photos of a send-off it organized last Wednesday to celebrate Vamosi and thank him for his service to the town:

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