Thomas MacInnis


Chief Thomas MacInnis, Biography

Waltham Fire Department - Chief of Department Thomas C. MacInnis 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 MacInnis to the position of Chief on June 25th, 2018. MacInnis replaces Chief Paul Ciccone who retired in April of 2018.
Chief MacInnis joined the Waltham Fire Department on May 1st of 1988. He rose through the ranks of the Waltham Fire Department holding positions as a Firefighter, then promoted to Lieutenant on February 8th of 1998, promoted to Captain on December 22nd of 2002, and promoted to Deputy Chief in February 10th of 2008. He has served the city of Waltham for more than 30 years in a variety of positions with the Fire Department - most recently serving as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Fire Prevention/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 inspections 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 Thomas MacInnis
Waltham Fire Department

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