Capt. Walter Latta Jr. was appointed to the Maynard Fire Department in 2003. In 2013, he was promoted to Captain of Group 2. Some of his ancillary duties consist of his position as training officer and a member of the District 14 Fire Investigation Unit.
Capt. Latta recently completed his first year of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. He is also a member with the Massachusetts Task Force One-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Team, and has been with them since 2007. He currently serves as a logistics specialist but he is cross trained as a safety officer and plans manager.
Capt. Latta holds an Associate of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Plant Facilities and Environmental Engineering. His hobbies are golf and spending time with his family.