CHIEF GARY JOHNSON
NOMINATED BY STEPHEN LAROCHE OF THE GOFFSTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT AND DEBORAH PENDERGAST OF THE BUREAU OF FIRE TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION AND BUREAU OF EMS
Chief Gary Johnson has served within the NH Fire Service, including over 20 years with the Lebanon Fire Department where he retired as Captain. He also served as Fire Chief for the Town of Pittsfield for several years.
Additionally, Chief Johnson has been a Senior Staff Instructor at the NH Fire Academy for over 30 years. He has not only achieved immeasurable standards and professionalism for the NH Fire Service, he has garnered incomparable respect from his colleagues, peers and students. He has received numerous accolades, awards and recognition for his passion, commitment, and dedication to furthering the Fire Service in NH.
Chief Johnson could often be heard saying “Go out and make me proud” to his students and recruits. He has helped train more firefighters in this State than most instructors, and ha no doubt, through wisdom and guidance, helped keep firefighters safe. He has taught or otherwise influenced the career of so many of our State’ firefighters and ha given so much of himself for many years.
Chief Johnson has recently been dealt with a significant negative health diagnosis and immediately the NH Fire Service through-out the State have worked in his honor in order to support him and his family during this difficult time.
The NH Police, Fire & EMS Foundation proudly presents Chief Gary Johnson with a Lifetime Achievement Award!