Framingham Fire Chief on Leave; Mayor Names Acting Chief

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Fire Chief Joseph Hicks has been on leave for weeks.

Today, Mayor Yvonne Spicer named Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dutcher to serve as acting Fire Chief while Framingham’s current Fire Chief Joseph Hicks takes Family and Medical Leave.

The assignment is on a temporary basis for up to 90 days from today, November 15, until Chief Hicks returns to duty or until the office can be filled by appointment, according to the mayor’s office.

Article III, Section 5 of the Charter permits a second interim appointment of up to 90 days and a second appointment notice will be executed and filed if necessary, said Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III in an email to the City Council.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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