Berlin Fire Department
Paul Zbikowski, Interim Fire Chief
23 Linden St.
Berlin, MA 01503
Berlin Police Department
Thomas Galvin, Chief of Police
23 Linden St.
Berlin, MA 01503

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 8, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Berlin Public Safety to Host USERRA/Chapter 33 Seminar

BERLIN — The Berlin Police and Fire Departments will be hosting a Uniform Services Employment & Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)/Chapter 33 Seminar this week.

The seminar will feature presentations and panel discussion on the state and federal laws with regard to military service members and the municipalities legal rights and obligations. This event is open to police chiefs, fire chiefs, municipal managers and human resource directors. Reservations are required, as there is limited seating and coffee and lunch with be provided.

Please send attendees names to [email protected] or [email protected] no later than Wednesday, March 8.


Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Berlin Public Safety Facility, 23 Linden St.


  • Massachusetts State Representative, Major Harold P. Naughton, Jr. – JAG Corps. U.S. Army Reserve
  • Ombudsman Services Director for Mass ESGR, Richard Bedell – Command Chief Master Sergeant U.S. Air Force, ret.
  • Ombudsman & Southeast Area Chair for Mass ESGR, Chief Robert Pomeroy, Esq. – Plymouth Police Department, ret.                                                                                        

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