By Tiffany Williams –
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced Thursday the appointment of Boston firefighter Paul F. Burke as Commissioner of the Boston Fire Department.
Burke, who has been a member of the Boston Fire Department for 32 years, having served in multiple leadership capacities will officially begin in his new role tomorrow.
“Paul is a trusted leader in this department and has served in many roles leading our fire response,” said Mayor Michelle Wu. “I’m proud to welcome this Roslindale native into leadership as a partner to build a healthy environment for our firefighters and a diverse, connected workforce serving our communities in moments of need.”
Burke most recently served as Deputy Chief, Fleet and Facilities where he was responsible for all Boston Fire Department vehicles and buildings, including budget, purchases, maintenance, safety, and renovations. He has also served as a Technical Rescue District Chief with responsibility for managing technical rescues and emergencies throughout Boston. He has a BA from University of Massachusetts and a MA in Homeland Security from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.