New Acting Fire Chief


Mahoney Swearing In

Former Assistant Fire Chief Gerard Mahoney was sworn in as Acting Fire Chief this morning at City Hall. On Friday, City Manager, Louis DePasquale sent the following to members of the Cambridge Fire Department:

"I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Gerard Mahoney as the Acting Fire Chief effective Sunday, March 5, 2017. Chief Mahoney first joined the Cambridge Fire Department in 1983 as a firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1989, Captain in 2001, Deputy Chief in 2008, and Chief of Operations/Assistant Chief in 2012. He is a third-generation Cambridge Public Safety employee.

Chief Mahoney has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Merrimack College and Bunker Hill Community College. He holds an Associate of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration.

Chief Mahoney’s experience – which spans almost every job function with in the Cambridge Fire Department – makes him extremely qualified for this appointment. I have great faith in and respect for the Chief Mahoney. Please join me in congratulating Gerry on his appointment as Acting Fire Chief."