Emmet (Pat) Nichols

Emmet (Pat) Nichols

Emmet “Pat” Nichols is currently a District Chief with the Boston, MA FD assigned to District 9 in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain section of the City. Pat started with the BFD in 1986 and was assigned to Engine 22 and then Ladder 10. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1991 and assigned to Ladder 26 for the next 12 years, before transferring to Rescue 2. In 2005, after being promoted to Captain, he was assigned to Ladder 25 and then to Ladder 26 until 2008 when he transferred to Tower Ladder 10. In May of 2013 Pat was promoted to his current rank of District Chief. Pat has been a certified instructor II for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy since 1991. He lectures around the Country for various Fire Service Organizations and has written for Urban Firefighter Magazine, as well as a H.O.T. instructor at FDIC for many years. He also has numerous fire service Pro-Board certifications. Pat has been a member of FEMA’s US&R team MATF-1 since 1994 where he is a Rescue Squad Officer. Pat began his Fire Service career with the Naugatuck Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1977. He is a co-owner of PL Vulcan Training Concepts.

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