Auburn’s Fire Chief, Robert Chase, has announced the appointment of Matt Fifield of Poland, Maine, to fill the role of Deputy Fire Chief, effective January 7, 2019.
Matt, who is currently a Fire Captain for the City of Auburn, has worked for the Auburn Fire Department for 17 years. He has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the fire service profession and to the field of emergency medicine through his educational achievements and his career experience. Matt graduated from Edward Little High School and later earned an Associates in Fire Science from SMTC. He’s completed Fire Officer 1 and 2 and has an Advanced EMT license.
Additionally, Matt worked at the Windham and Oxford Fire Departments, and United Ambulance. He’s currently a member of the Androscoggin County HAZMAT Team and has over 20 years of experience working for the Mechanic Falls Fire Department where he’s currently the Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Inspector. In addition to his current role at Auburn Fire, since 2016, Matt has also been responsible for facilities management of all three Auburn fire stations.
“I’m very pleased with Matt Fifield’s promotion to Deputy Fire Chief,” said Auburn City Manager Peter Crichton. “Under the exceptional leadership of Chief Bob Chase and DC Fifield, and with the strong team we have in place at the Auburn Fire Department, the future of the AFD is stronger and brighter than ever.”
Aside from spending time with his wife and three children, Matt also enjoys volunteering in his community where he has coached youth football and other sports for the past ten years.
Matt’s training, skills, experience, and leadership bring great value to the City of Auburn’s public safety team and will best position the Auburn Fire Department to meet the challenges it faces.