Although he officially started at the beginning of the month, the town is taking a moment to welcome new Fire Chief Tim Morrissey.
Next Wednesday, Sherborn will officially welcome Morrissey to his new role as the town's fire chief. According to a press release from the town, the welcome presentation will be 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Town Hall.
“I wanted to bring my skills and expertise to a smaller fire department,” Morrissey explained previously. “I enjoyed the challenge of managing a fire department and I want to do it again.”
Morrissey has a long career in firefighting—33 years. He served as a volunteer firefighter in Vernon, CT. For 27 years, then he rose up to the position of deputy fire chief, then to assistant fire chief in 2004. In his position as an assistant to the fire chief, Morrissey said he gained experience in an administrative capacity, working with 100 firefighters. He has a master's in public administration.
In addition, Morrissey said in 2001, he was appointed to lieutenant of the Manchester Fire-Rescue EMS Department in Manchester, CT. in 2001. According to Morrissey, that department answered 8,300 calls a year in a city of 6,000.
The acting chief, Neil McPherson, originally retired in 2010. The department progressed through several interim chiefs until McPherson stepped back in as chief in April 2012. Town selectmen have appointed Morrissey to succeed McPherson permanently.