Mayor Gary Christenson and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell announced that Deputy Chief Stephen J. Froio will serve as the new Chief of the Malden Fire Department. The appointment comes following recommendations made by an interview panel.
Chief Froio has been with the Malden Fire Department for the past 21 years and has served in the role of Deputy Fire Chief for the last eight years. He previously served as Captain for two years. As a Lieutenant, Chief Froio served in the Fire Prevention Division. He completed his coursework and training from the Boston Fire Academy, and he graduated from Bridgewater State College with a degree in Business Management.
“I am pleased to announce Steve Froio to serve as Malden’s next Fire Chief,” said Mayor Christenson. “I am confident that with his background, experience, skills and involvement in the community he will effectively lead the Department and continue the high quality, professional service that the Malden Fire Department delivers.”
“I look forward to working with Chief Froio as we continue to ensure the safety of our residents,” said Commissioner Haskell.
Froio will replace retiring Fire Chief Bill Sullivan.