Haverhill Mayor Appoints Interim, Acting Fire Chief

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Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced Thursday, that he has appointed John Parow as Interim Acting Fire Chief for the City of Haverhill. Prow replaces Chief Richard Borden who passed away last month. 

Most recently, Acting Chief Parow was the Interim Fire Chief in the Town of Ipswich. He also served as the Fire Chief in the Town of Chelmsford for sixteen years. Chief Parow is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Chief Parow is also an Adjunct Professor at Anna Maria College in the Fire Science and Management Program.

Chief Parow received his Master in Business Administration from the State University of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Fire Engineering and Safety Technology from the University of Cincinnati. He has many certifications, his numerous writings have been published in Professional Fire Publications and he was appointed by past Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to serve on the Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee.

“I am honored to have been chosen to serve the City of Haverhill as their Interim Fire Chief,” Parow said.

“I look forward in working with the City, Mayor Fiorentini, Chief DeNaro and Firefighters’ Local 1011 to help an already respected department be the finest in Essex County.”