To the Editor;

            Regarding the news report “House Ablaze Was About To Close,” Volume 33 dated May 30, 2024, It was reported that I was a former fire chief of the Marion Fire Department which was then under command of Chief Brian Jakvony at the scene of the fire.

            Although I served a long membership on the Marion Fire Department (1964 – 1999), I was never assigned as a Chief of Department.

            On the subject of this particular fire incident, I wish to commend the responding fire crews from Wareham, Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester for outstanding performance.

            Our citizens can have confidence in the regional response system, starting with the enhanced 911 Call Center which directs the closest available responders to the scene.

            This was a decisive factor in the outcome.


Jonathan F. Henry

Retired Captain Marion Fire Department

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