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Marlborough Fire Chief completes management training program

Marlborough – Marlborough Fire Chief James Fortin recently completed a management training program at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow.

The thirteen-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the University of Massachusetts Collins Institute Center for Public Management and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire department organizations.

The curriculum covers a spectrum of topics considered essential for effective public sector management including human resource management, leadership and legal issues, and governmental and organization structures, among others.

Fortin has been with the Marlborough Fire Department since 1983 and is a lifelong city resident. He was promoted first to Lieutenant in 1997 and then to Captain in 2006. He was appointed to Fire Chief by Mayor Arthur Vigeant in March 2012.

“Chief Fortin is doing a great job for leading our fire department,” said Vigeant. “As a long time fire academy instructor himself, he appreciates the value of additional training and education. I know this program will only add to his effectiveness as Fire Chief.”

Fortin believes that continued training is important when it comes to managing a public safety agency.

“When it comes to public safety and managing a fire department, continued training and education is vital. I am proud to have completed the program and look forward to strengthening our department,” he said.

 

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