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Chelmsford, Ma. Fire Department
Fire Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Manning, budgets, aging fire stations
Professional Qualifications:
Chief of Department since 1991
Member of the fire service 34 years
State University of New York, Empire State, 1999, Master of Arts,
Business and Policy Studies.
Thesis: "Addressing Change in the Fire Service"
University of Cincinnati, 1991, Summa C** Laude, Bachelor of Science, Fire Engineering and Safety Technology.
No. Shore Community College, 1983, Associate in Science, Fire Science.
National Fire Academy, 1999, Executive Fire Officer Program Graduate.
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute for Government Services, 1992, Chief Fire Officer Management Program.
Professor Anna Maria College, Paxton, Ma., Fire Science Programs, Bachelor and Graduate Degree Programs, 1996 - present. Site Supervisor, Westwood Campus.
Professor Rivier College, Nashua, N.H., Fire and Emergency Management Program, Bachelor Degree Program, 1996 - 2002. Member Rivier College Fire/Management Advisory Board.
Guest Speaker, seminars and events.
Topics you provide training for:
I have taught at Anna Maria College for the past 12 years in the under and graduate fire science and management programs. I run their Westwood, Ma. site. Seminar on management, strategic planning, hazardous material response, health, wellness and safety, etc
Areas of expertise:
Management, Hazardous Materials, Buiding Construction, Health and Wellness
Jack Parow is the Fire Chief in Chelmsford Ma., a 34 year veteran of the fire service and a member of the IAFC since 1991. Jack is an EFOP Graduate, holds a master’s degree in Business and Policy Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Safety Engineering. He is currently a professor in both the undergraduate and graduate Fire Science and Management programs at Anna Maria College. Jack has been a presenter at many workshops and seminars, covering various topics including Fire ground Command and Control, Hazardous Material Response, Labor Relations and Fire Department Management.
He has been very active in the fire service serving as President of the New England Division of the IAFC, President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Ma., a member of the IAFC Election Committee and a representative of the IAFC on the International Code Counsel. Jack is also a member of the VOCS, Fire and Life Safety, EMS and Health and Survival Sections of the IAFC. In addition, he has been very active at both the state and federal level in moving vital fire service legislation forward, including funding of the “Fire Bill”.
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At 9:29am on March 25, 2008, James M. Trainor said…
Hi Jack welcome aboard. Nice to see you as part of this site. You will be a valued asset.
At 10:31pm on March 24, 2008, Bobby Halton said…
It is an honor to have you in the commmunity. I hope you find it useful and I know I will be asking your assistance and support as we try to find our way with this apparatus. I hope you will not mind my occasional requests for help. I find most the questions I have are not as complicated as they appear when I air them out a little.
Yours Bobby
At 8:11pm on March 24, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
we could use your input in our Tactical Building Blocks group. We are on page 3 of groups.
This group will focus on aggressive interior firefighting. We will address tactics that increase your chance of not getting jammed up and cover what actions to undertake if you do.We will cover some big issues as well as small tactical tips
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