Fire Commissioner

Interim Commissioner John Hasson

Son of a Boston Fire Captain, John Hasson grew up in South Boston and Hyde Park. He graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1968, then served in USMC. He was appointed to the Boston Fire Department upon discharge from the Marines in 1973. He graduated from Boston State College 1978, was promoted to Fire Lieutenant in 1977, to Fire Captain 1982, and to District Fire Chief in 1986 and Deputy Fire Chief 1991.

Chief Hasson served in both Division 1 & Division 2 as Field Deputy and held many Headquarter positions as a Division Chief. In 1998 he was assigned as Emergency Management Director for the city and served in that capacity until 2000 after Y2K. In March of 2012, Chief Hasson was appointed Chief of Operations. He was appointed to Chief of Department in June of 2013 until his elevation to interim Commissioner under Mayor Walsh on January 6, 2014.

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