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Commissioner Joseph Finn

Commissioner, Boston Fire Department

Joseph E. Finn has been a member of the Boston Fire Department since October of 1984 and has risen through the ranks of the department. From 2005 to 2014, as a Deputy Chief, Finn served as a Division Commander, in charge of all fire ground operations, hazardous materials, technical rescue responses and administrative functions for half of the city.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Joseph E. Finn as Fire Commissioner and Chief of Department on July 6, 2014.

In his 31 years with the Boston Fire Department, Commissioner/Chief Finn made significant contributions to the department, including establishing an EMT training program that increased the number of EMTs on the Boston Fire Department by 50 percent. He has worked on numerous planning committees for high profile events for the department, including the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Commissioner/Chief Finn also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1982. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 2008, graduating magna cum laude. Commissioner/Chief Finn has also finished 15 Boston Marathons, most recently in 2015.