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Nashua Fire mourns loss of retired lieutenant

By Staff | Nov 30, 2023

Retired Fire Lt. Jessica Wyman recently passed away after a courageous battle with occupational cancer. Courtesy photo/Nashua Fire Rescue

NASHUA – It is with deep sadness that Nashua Fire Rescue announces the recent death of retired Lt. Jessica Wyman.

Wyman battled occupational cancer with the courage and inspiration that was synonymous with her widespread impact on the fire service. She spent 26 years fighting fires in New Hampshire. Sixteen of those years were with Nashua Fire Rescue, spanning from May 2001 until her retirement in September 2017.

Prior to joining Nashua Fire Rescue, Wyman was a firefighter and paramedic at Merrimack Fire Rescue for nearly 10 years. In addition to her career in the fire service, Wyman was a registered nurse in the Emergency Department at Southern New Hampshire Health. In her retirement, Wyman flourished in her role as the hospital’s executive director of Inpatient and Critical Care Services.

One of the most cherished impacts of her life was her role as the director of Camp Fully Involved, a week-long camp hosted at the New Hampshire Fire Academy.

The camp’s mission was to provide young women a safe, dynamic, interactive and physically challenging environment to gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills. The slogan of Camp Fully Involved is a testament to how Wyman lived her life while helping others: “Tell me and I forget; Show me and I remember; Involve me and I understand.”

Nashua Fire Rescue along with Merrimack Fire Rescue, Nashua Firefighters Union IAFF Local 789, Merrimack Professional Firefighters IAFF 2904 and the staff at Southern New Hampshire Health express their sincere condolences to Wyman’s mother, Jan White and her husband Christopher, a retired fire investigator for the State Fire Marshal.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr.


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