Salem Fire Chief Paul Parisi to be nominated as NH Fire Marshall

From the eagle tribune;

SALEM, N.H. — Gov. Chris Sununu is expected to nominate Salem’s fire Chief Paul Parisi to the role of state fire marshal on Tuesday.

“Chief Parisi has had a long and distinguished career protecting the people of Salem, and I am excited to have him lead the team over at the Division of Fire Safety,” Sununu in a statement on June 5. “Chief Parisi brings a unique perspective to the state fire marshal’s office, and I have no doubt that he will work to ensure that New Hampshire continues to be the best state for business in the many years ahead.”

Parisi would replace Bill Degnan, who had held the fire marshal position since 2004 before retiring recently.

The governor’s Executive Council is expected to vote on the nomination on June 20. If approved as state fire marshal, Parisi would step down leave the Salem Fire Department, in which he has served for nearly three decades.

“I am humbled and honored to be recommended by Commissioner Barthelmes and nominated by Governor Sununu for the position of state fire marshal,” Parisi said. “I have spent nearly 30 years in the New Hampshire Fire Service, and am very excited to get to work in this new position. I look forward to working with all of the stakeholders of the Division of Fire Safety. Together, we can build solid relationships, and continue to keep New Hampshire safe for our residents and visitors.”

Salem Board of Selectmen Chairman Everett McBride, told The Eagle-Tribune that Parisi will be a great state fire marshal. McBride said that Town Manager Chris Dillon will lead the process to replace Parisi, and that he was confident there will be a formal selection process.


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