Easton firefighter welcomed home following deployment overseas

Easton firefighter welcomed home following deployment overseas
Easton Firefighter Michael Eaton was deployed in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force Reserves from May to August and has been a member of the Reserves for a decade. (Easton Fire Department)

EASTON, Mass. — An Easton firefighter is being welcomed home after a deployment overseas.

Firefighter Michael Eaton was deployed in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force Reserves from May to August and has been a member of the Reserves for a decade.

“We are extremely proud of Mike and his dedicated service to our country,” Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge said. “We are pleased to see him safely return home to his family, and look forward to him rejoining our ranks in the near future.”

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Eaton serves as a Technical Sergeant/E-6 in the Air Force Reserves. He also serves as the Emergency Management Flight Acting Superintendent and Emergency Operations Center Manager. Additionally, Eaton is a certified Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist and Hazmat Technician.

Eaton joined the Easton Fire Department in August 2015 and graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in December that same year. Prior to his role at the department, Eaton served as a paramedic for over 15 years.

He has previously worked as a firefighter/paramedic for the Topsfield Fire Department and as a paramedic for Brewster and Lyons Ambulance Services.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Service Management from Springfield College and a master’s degree in Public Administration with an Emergency Management specialization from Anna Maria College in Paxton.