Chief Paul J. Ciccone, Biography
Waltham Fire Department - Chief of Department Paul J. Ciccone currently commands more than 160 members of the city's firefighting force and its support staff. The Waltham City Council approved Mayor Jeannette McCarthy's appointment of Ciccone to the position of Chief on March 12, 2012. Ciccone replaces Chief Richard Cardillo who retired in July of 2011.
Chief Ciccone joined the Waltham Fire Department in November of 1985. He rose through the ranks of the Waltham Fire Department holding positions as a Firefighter, then promoted to Lieutenant in March of 1991, promoted to Captain in June of 2002 and promoted to Deputy Chief in August of 2009. He has served the city of Waltham for more than 27 years in a variety of positions with the Fire Department - most recently serving as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Training Division before being appointed as Chief.
Word from the Chief
In today's world, the modern Fire Department must respond to a wide variety of emergencies beyond smoke and flames. Medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, terrorism, technical rescues, and water & ice emergencies are just some of the other kinds of problems we handle. Our Department also places a strong emphasis on preventing emergencies through fire and life safety education, building inpsections and enforcement of fire laws and codes. The dedicated members of the Waltham Fire Department are here to serve the citizens, business people, visitors, travelers and property owners of this growing city, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We hope this web site will help you understand what we do, how we do it and why our mission is so critical to the success of Waltham.
Chief Paul J. Ciccone
Waltham Fire Department