Appointments committee approves fire chief nomination

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peterbrownABOVE: Mayor David Martin (left) nominated Peter Brown to serve as the city’s new fire chief

STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives Appointments Committee enthusiastically endorsed Peter Brown as the city’s next fire chief Tuesday night.

Brown, a nearly 40-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department, was wooed out of retirement earlier this month by newly-elected Mayor David Martin. He told the Appointments committee his first priority is to bring together the city’s fractured fire services under one department.

“I look for the opportunity to unify the fire serves in the city of Stamford and make us a model in the state of Connecticut,” Brown said. “Everything is teamwork.”

Committee Chairwoman Annie Summerville said she has heard only positive feedback following the announcement of Brown’s candidacy.

“You are so well-liked,” Summerville said. “And you are a model for the fire department and everyone who wears the uniform.”

The committee unanimously voted to approve Brown’s contract, which will go before the full Board of Representatives for final approval next month.

Committee members approved all the nominations before them Tuesday, including all the police and fire commission appointments put forth by Martin. Notable appointments approved Tuesday include:

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  1. Weak says:

    2-1-4? Why even be on a committee if you are not going to evaluate the candidates? What was the reason for the abstention? The only valid reason I know of is Franzetti.

  2. Veritas says:

    The Serafino vote was telling. Hiding behind abstentions – with the exception of Franzetti – was political cowardice.