Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
79 South St.
Wrentham, MA 02093
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: b[email protected]
Wrentham Town Administrator Appoints Antonio Marino as New Fire Chief
WRENTHAM — Town Administrator Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that Wrentham Deputy Fire Chief Antonio Marino has been appointed to be the department’s new full-time Chief.
Effective Nov. 1, Marino will take over the duties as Fire Chief from Interim Chief Robert Hollingshead. Town Administrator Sweet appointed Marino to the position, announcing it to the Board of Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night.
“Chief Marino has more than 30 years of experience as a Wrentham firefighter,” Town Administrator Sweet said. “With his wealth of knowledge in the fire service and his decades of serving our community, I am certain that he will continue to be a strong asset to the town of Wrentham.”
Wrentham’s former fire chief, James J. McMorrow, announced his retirement on March 20 after 32 years at the Wrentham Fire Department, serving the last eight as chief. Hollingshead was named the Interim Chief in June. Also in June, Marino was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.
Marino, age 49, of Bellingham, grew up in Wrentham and joined the Wrentham Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 1986 and became a full-time firefighter in 1999. Prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief, he had served as a Captain for the department since 2013.
“It is a great honor to be named the chief of the Wrentham Fire Department,” Marino said. “I hope to continue the tradition of excellence and high-level service to this community and its residents for years to come.”
Throughout his career, Chief Marino has served as a president and executive board member of the Wrentham Permanent Firefighters Association.
Prior to joining the Wrentham Fire Department full-time, Marino served as a firefighter in the United States Navy from 1987-1991, following his graduation from King Philip Regional Vocational Technical School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in fire administration from Salem State College and an associate’s degree in fire science from Quinsigamond Community College.
“I would like to congratulate Chief Marino and his family and we look forward to him leading our town’s fire department,” Town Administrator Sweet said.
A badge pinning and swearing in ceremony will be announced at a later date.