Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
April 29, 2008
MAYOR PROMOTES BORDEN TO FIRE CHIEF, MAKES TWO OTHER PROMOTIONS IN FIRE DEPARTMENT
HAVERHILL- Mayor James J. Fiorentini today appointed Richard B. Borden as Chief of the City of Haverhill Fire Department. Mr. Borden has been serving as acting chief for two and half years.
Mayor Fiorentini also promoted Robert Irvine to the position of Lieutenant in the Haverhill Fire Department. He also promoted Lt. Paul Weinburgh to the position of Temporary Captain. All three men were the top finishers on the civil service examination for their respective positions.
Chief Borden stated: “I am looking forward to serving the citizens of Haverhill and the fire department to make our excellent fire department even better.”
Borden has served as Haverhill’s Acting Fire Chief since 2005. He was first appointed to the Haverhill Fire Department in 1983, becoming a company officer as a Lieutenant in 1987. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief in 1994 and served as Training Officer. In 1999, Borden was assigned to the On-duty Deputy Chief position.
Chief Borden has studied at the Massachusetts Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy. He is also working on an Associates Degree in Fire Science from North Shore Community College, along with other training.
Borden follows in the footsteps of his father, Richard H. Borden who was Fire Chief in Haverhill from 1986 to 1999.
The Mayor thanked the members of the Fire Chief Selection Committee, former Haverhill Fire Chief John Hamel and former Lawrence Fire Chief Joseph Marquis.
Chief Borden’s appointment took effect immediately. His swearing-in ceremony will be next Tuesday, May 6.
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