Natick Fire Chief Michael Lentini retired this week after 32 years on the job in a variety of capacities. But Natick can’t quite let go of him just yet, with the Select Board agreeing to keep him on in an interim capacity at an hourly wage until it chooses his successor. Lentini had given his notice about a year ago.
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
Now it’s the Select Board’s turn to step in and make a final decision. It plans to hold interviews this month, including roundtable discussions, with the hope of making a selection by the end of the month.
Panel interviews will take place on May 16 beginning at 6:20pm viewable on Pegasus.
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