FAIR HAVEN SWEARS IN NEW CHIEF

cerrutiJim Cerruti was sworn in Friday as Fair Haven’s fire chief, a duty he’s been filling since November. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Although he really took over the job in November, Jim Cerruti is officially Fair Haven’s new fire chief.

Cerruti was sworn in Friday at the borough’s annual reorganization meeting, with his family and many of his firefighting buddies packed into the Town Hall meeting room to give him a raucous ovation.

The former deputy chief was scheduled to succeed Shaun Foley this year anyway, but Foley resigned in November, a day after he hit a utility pole with his chief’s vehicle, allegedly while drunk, and later jumped off the Oceanic Bridge, setting off a massive rescue effort.

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