Norwood Appoints New Fire Chief
The Town of Norwood has a new fire chief, Timothy Bailey, Jr., who leaves his position as Walpole Fire Department Chief to take over from Norwood's Interim Chief Jim Wright. Norwood General Manager Tony Mazzucco signed a contract with Chief Bailey earlier this week.
"Chief Bailey has more than 35 years of experience in the fire service and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the department," said Mr. Mazzucco.
Chief Bailey has served as chief of the Walpole Fire Department for over 17 years, since he was appointed in 2004. That's where he began his career in 1986 as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). One year later, he served Walpole as a full-time firefighter. In another seven years, he was appointed lieutenant and later captain.
Chief Bailey graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy and the National Fire Academy. He earned an associate's degree in fire science technology from Massasoit Community College.
Thanks to the Town of Norwood for sharing this news with Westwood Minute.