John J. Burke has been named the new deputy chief of the Sandwich Fire Department.
Mr. Burke was appointed to the position by town manager George H. Dunham, who announced his decision at Thursday night’s meeting of the board of selectmen.
Mr. Dunham said the town confined its search to current members of the fire department. Four individuals applied.
The town manager called Mr. Burke, currently the department’s fire prevention officer, “the best of a good bunch.”
Mr. Burke said Friday he will begin work as deputy chief on Monday, June 9.
For the next two weeks, he will be working alongside the current deputy chief, Thomas A. Corriveau.
Mr. Corriveau is retiring after 29 years with the department, the past seven as deputy chief.
Mr. Burke has been in the department for 20 years, spending the past nine as fire prevention officer.
The new deputy chief said he is excited by his appointment, since he gets to serve the town where he has lived for the past 36 years. He attended Sandwich schools, graduating from Sandwich High in 1992.