Following more than 32 years of service to Mashpee, Lieutenant Michael Evaul of the Fire and Rescue Department will retire on July 9.
“Lieutenant Evaul has enjoyed a long and productive career here in the Town of Mashpee. His involvement in the department will be hard to match or replace. I have personally witnessed his first-rate skills as a paramedic and the empathetic care he provides to people in the community,” Mashpee Fire Chief Thomas C. Rullo said.
Lt. Evaul serves as the fire department’s first full-time EMS Officer, a position that was especially essential during the pandemic.
“Lt. Evaul created and set a standard for the position that will last for quite some time,” Chief Rullo said. “He was instrumental during COVID-19 pandemic in quickly developing a plan for the isolation of our personnel and patients at the beginning of the outbreak.”
Lt. Evaul also played a major role in organizing the department’s participation with the Community Health Center of Cape Cod vaccinations clinics and the delivery of the vaccines to homebound residents.
The fire department will celebrate the career of Lt. Evaul next month on his final days at work and will offer the public a chance to thank him. On Friday, July 9, a coffee chat will take place with Lt. Evaul from 9 to 11 AM at the fire station headquarters on Route 151. The following day, refreshments will be served on the patio at Dino’s Sports Bar from noon to 3 PM with Lt. Evaul and other personnel present.
“We never want to think of ourselves as irreplaceable. However, Lieutenant Evaul’s skill and guidance will be hard to replace,” Chief Rullo said.