The city's newest firefighters are Patrick Rose and Jeremy Marrache.
"Both these young men come to the department with exceptional experience and credentials," said Dolan in the statement. "Their skills will mesh well with our department as we continue to refine the dual roles of fire operations and ambulance. I am pleased to welcome them aboard."
"These two skilled paramedics will bring additional depth to our department, " said Fire Chief Chris Leary in the statement. "I think they will make us a stronger and better Fire Department to better serve the citizens of Melrose."
Rose attended Stonehill College and has been a soccer coach for the past 10 years, according to the statement. He brings five years of experience with Emergency Medical Services, and three years of experience as a paramedic, to the department, the statement adds.
Meanwhile, Marrache is a former Americorps volunteer and has participated in public service projects in Denver, Colo., and New Orleans, La., according to the statement. He also helped with Red Cross and FEMA disaster relief efforts in Baton Rouge, La., and Austin, Texas, the statement notes.
Marrache completed the EMT program at Mass Bay Community College in 2009 and the paramedic program at Pro EMS Center for Medics in 2011, according to the statement, and he has worked at PRO EMS as a paramedic for the last nine months.
Both firefighters will be assigned to the Fire Alarm desk until they attend the Fire Academy in April, according to the statement.