Cambridge Fire Department

Nominated by one of its Fire Lieutenants, the Cambridge Fire Department has shown outstanding support of its Guard and Reserve employees by providing full pay to deployed employees with no timeframe limitation; continuing all deployed employees’ and their families’ health and life insurance benefits; sending care packages routinely to deployed employees; and providing exceptional support to deployed employees’ family. Cambridge Fire Department leadership attends all mobilization and demobilization ceremonies of employees in the military and each Friday all personnel wear a red shirt to symbolize their support of the troops. Additionally, military member employees are awarded with service pins, which can be worn on Fire Department uniforms. Previously, ESGR Massachusetts has awarded the Cambridge Fire Department the ESGR Patriot Award and Above and Beyond Award for its outstanding support of Guard and Reserve members.