Earlier today, Sherborn welcomed its first fire chief.
Chief Tim Morrissey joined the town's Fire Rescue department last month, and was officially welcomed at a Town Hall reception. After a few short words from Selectmen Chair Peter Caruso and Vice-Chair Paul DeRensis, other town officials and residents met and greeted Morrissey.
As previously reported: 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.