Fire Administration

Brian D.  Rhodes

Chief

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Chief Rhodes is a native of Danielson, Connecticut and began his career with Nashua Fire Rescue in1987. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2000. Captain in 2004, Deputy Chief in 2011, Assistant Chief in June of 2015 and his current position April 2018.

Chief Rhodes graduated from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College - Laconia with an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and a  B.S. in Public Service Management from Granite State College. He has attended the National Fire Academy and successfully graduated from both the Fire Service Financial Management and Executive Planning programs. Chief Rhodes served as a State Representative from 2008-2014 representing Nashua Ward 3 in the New Hampshire General Court.

Chief Rhodes and his wife Mary reside is the city and have two grown children, Kelsey and Patrick.

George A.  Walker

Assistant Chief

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Assistant Chief George Walker began his career with Nashua Fire Rescue in September of 1987. He was promoted to Lieutenant in October, 1999, Captain in April of 2004, Deputy Chief in June of 2015, and Assistant Chief April 2018.

Assistant Chief Walker is a member of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician. Assistant Chief Walker served as the Captain of Station 1 - Amherst Street Station for 8 years.

Assistant Chief Walker has earned an Associate Degree in Fire Science from North Shore Community College, as well as numerous national and State of New Hampshire Certifications.

Assistant Chief Walker resides in Nashua with his wife Lynn, and his 2 daughters, Ashley and Amanda. 

Glen  MacDonald

Deputy Chief - Group 1 Shift Commander

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Deputy Chief MacDonald is the Shift Commander of Group 1.  He was appointed to Nashua Fire Rescue as a Firefighter in March 1984. He was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1992, to Captain in 2004 and to Deputy Chief in July 2015.

Deputy MacDonald holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration from the State University of new York at Empire State College.  He holds an Associates of Science Degree in Fire Science from Bristol Community College.

Deputy MacDonald holds several state and national certifications. He is a member of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician. He was the Captain of the hazmat team from 2005 to 2013.  He holds several certifications as a rescue diver. He is one of the original dive team members.  He served as the dive team Captain from 2004 to 2009. 

Steve Buxton

Deputy Chief - Group 2 Shift Commander

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Deputy Chief Steve M. Buxton currently serves as the Group 2 Shift Commander. A professional Fire Fighter since 1992, he joined Nashua Fire Rescue in December of 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, to the rank of Captain in 2013, and to his current rank of Deputy Fire Chief in April of 2018. In addition to his shift responsibilities Deputy Chief Buxton maintains oversight of the department’s protective clothing and apparatus purchases.

Deputy Chief Buxton is an original member of the Nashua Fire Rescue Dive Team and the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team.  He served as Dive Team Captain from 2012 until his promotion to Deputy Chief in 2018.  In addition to numerous state and national certifications, he holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from New Hampshire Technical College in Laconia, NH. In 2017 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science from Anna Maria College in Paxton Massachusetts. Currently Deputy Chief Buxton is enrolled in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

Deputy Chief Buxton and his wife Heidi reside in the city and have two grown children

Karl  Gerhard

Deputy Chief -  Group 3 Shift Commander

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Deputy Chief Karl P. Gerhard currently serves as the Group 3rd Shift Commander. A professional Fire Fighter since 1990, he joined Nashua Fire Rescue in April, 1992. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2007, and to his current rank of Deputy Fire Chief in September, 2012.

Deputy Chief Gerhard holds multiple dive certifications and served as the Captain of the Nashua Fire Rescue Dive Team from 2009 until his promotion in 2012. He is also a member of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician. In addition to numerous state and national certifications, he holds an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from New Hampshire Technical College in Laconia, NH. In 2016 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Public Service Management from Granite State College.

Deputy Gerhard currently oversees the Souhegan Mutual Aid Response Team (SMART - Hazardous Materials Team) as well as the Dive Team. Deputy Gerhard is Nashua Fire Rescue’s representative to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). He is the department representative to Souhegan Mutual Fire Aid Association where he also serves on the executive board. Deputy Gerhard also serves as Nashua Fire Rescue’s representative to the New Hampshire Hazardous Material Collaborative where he serves as Vice Chair on the executive committee. 

Kevin  Kerrigan

Deputy Chief - Group 4 Shift Commander

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Deputy Chief Kevin Kerrigan is the Shift Commander of Group 4.  Deputy Kerrigan was appointed to Nashua Fire Rescue in 1987, promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 and to Captain in 2007.  In June, 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.

In addition to his shift responsibilities, Deputy Kerrigan maintains oversight of all firefighting tools and equipment. He is also the grant writer and grant administrator for Nashua Fire Rescue.

Deputy Kerrigan is a member of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician.
In addition to numerous state and national certifications, Deputy Kerrigan attended North Shore Community College-Beverly where he earned an Associate's Degree in Fire Science.