The Natick Select Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into negotiations to hire Jason Ferschke, deputy fire chief in Westborough, as Natick’s new fire chief.
Natick Fire Chief Michael Lentini recently retired after 32 years on the job in a variety of capacities, and is currently serving as interim chief.
Natick started the process of looking for that successor at the start of the year, got 15 candidates, and whittled that down to 5 for a more intense screening process via a consulting firm. Out of that, the town’s Fire Chief Screening Committee narrowed their choices to 3 finalists:
- Daniel Dow – Deputy Fire Chief, Natick
- Jason Ferschke – Deputy Fire Chief, Westborough
- Thomas Murphy – Deputy Fire Chief, Weymouth
You can watch interviews conducted with the candidates by the Select Board on May 16.
Ferschke has been with the Westborough Fire Department since 2007, and started his career as a civil engineer. We’ve embedded his resume below.
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