Fire Chief Andrew Puntini on duty

Above: After swearing him in as the new fire chief, Town Clerk Jim Hegarty congratulates Chief Puntini. (photo from Facebook)

I couldn’t make it to the swearing in ceremony for new Fire Chief Andrew Puntini on Saturday. But thanks to the Southborough Fire Department, and local media, I can still share some news and photo highlights.

The SFD posted photos to Facebook from the ceremony:

Public Safety Chiefs from SPD FacebookThrough its Facebook page, the Southborough Police Department also welcomed the new chief to the public safety team:

We wish him the best of luck in his new position, and we look forward to working with him!

The Community Advocate wrote that Puntini told the room, ““I’m anxious to lead this team of professionals”. The article followed:

Select Board Chair [Kathy] Cook recalled the process to replace former Chief Steven Achilles, who retired in early February to take a job in Florida.

“Andrew was the No. 1 candidate,” she said. “He is a thoughtful, straightforward person.”

You can read more from their story here.

Metrowest Daily News subscribers can also read about the new chief in the paper’s May 30th story here.

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