Office of Fire Prevention

My name is Paul A. Paquette and I am your Deputy Fire Chief. I joined the Somerset Fire Department in 1989 as a Firefighter/EMT, was promoted to Lieutenant in 2008 and became Deputy Fire Chief in  August, 2013. I began my career in 1983 serving the Fall River Fire Department as an EMT working rescue, prior to coming to Somerset. I took my EMT-Basic class at Swansea Ambulance corps in 1982. I also graduated from Bristol Community College in 1987 with and Associate’s degree in Fire science, from Providence College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Safety and from Boston University School of Medicine with a duel Master’s degree in Public Health, Bio statistics & Epidemiology and Environmental Health.