Acting Town Manag- er William Hart said the search for a new fire chief to replace retiring Fire Chief Kevin MacCaffrie will begin soon. “Right now we have an acting fire chief in Battal- ion Chief Darren O’Brien, and in the next several weeks we’ll be looking to fill the position,” Hart said.
Fire Chief Kevin Mac- Caffrie, 62, announced his resignation Jan. 7.
His retirement is effective March 1.
At that time, Hart appointed Battalion Chief Darren O’Brien as acting fire chief effective March 1. O’Brien, a lifelong resi- dent of Londonderry, joined the department at
theageof19.Hehas27 years of experience at the Londonderry Fire Depart- ment and has worked his way up through the ranks. O’Brien has said he was interested in being considered for the perma- nent position.