By Somerville Firefighters Local 76
After nearly 35 years of dedicated service to the Somerville Fire Department, LT John “Moose” Byrne wrapped up his final shift yesterday. John had a remarkable career, most notably on Engine 3 in Union Square as a firefighter before being assigned as a Lieutenant on Engine 2 for the majority of his years with the department.
Numerous firefighters were assigned to John right out of the academy for him to train on how to do this job; many of which went on to become officers themselves. His knowledge and leadership will be missed around the fire stations. Over three decades on the job and he still showed up to work an hour early for every single shift. Congratulations Moose and we wish many happy and healthy years of retirement!