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Solomon Names McMichael Warwick Fire Chief

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Peter McMichael has been named Warwick's new Fire Chief following his appointment by Mayor Joseph Solomon.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Peter McMichael has been named Warwick's new Fire Chief following his appointment by Mayor Joseph Solomon.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Peter McMichael has been named Warwick’s new Fire Chief following his appointment by Mayor Joseph Solomon.

WARWICK, RI —Peter K. McMichael, retired Providence Fire Department fire marshal, is the new Warwick Fire Chief, following the Board of Public Safety’s approval of Mayor Solomon’s appointment of him to the job Tuesday night.

The Board met at 7 p.m. onthe second floor of Warwick Police Headquarters, and had made its

recommendation within about 15 minutes. Solomon, McMichael, and other membersof the Warwick Fire Department exited the meeting room left the building withonly a brief pause for a photo and did not linger for questions.

According to his LinkeInprofile, McMichael has served as a fire marshal with the Providence FireDepartment for 30 years, starting in 1988. He holds a master’s degree in publicadministration and has studied fire science and firefighting at ProvidenceCollege.

McMichael succeeds actingchief Marcel Fontenault, who has served since last May when former Mayor ScottAvedisian resigned to become the president and CEO of the Rhode Island Transit

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Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.