Thomas E. Garrity
Thomas E. Garrity was the Project Manager for the Nashoba Valley Regional Emergency Dispatch Center Project. This project consisted of developing and implementing a 4 community regional dispatch center. Prior to this, Mr. Garrity served as Fire Chief/Director of Public Safety for Massachusetts Development - Devens for 13 years, where he directed all public safety operations which included the delivery of fire, emergency medical, 911 emergency dispatch, and supervision of the Massachusetts State Police contingent that was assigned to Devens as its Police Force. During his tenure, he administered an annual operating budget of $2.5M.Mr. Garrity also served 29 years with the Hudson, Massachusetts, Fire Department starting as a firefighter, mechanic and eventually serving as Fire Chief/Emergency manager for 12 years. Mr. Garrity served as a consultant at the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy, as President of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association, and as a member of the Board of directors for over 10 years. Mr. Garrity served as a member of the Fire Service Commission, Chairman of the Hazardous Materials Policy Board for the State regional hazardous material response teams; as a member of the State Emergency Response Committee as Representative of the Fire Chiefs of Massachusetts for 8 years; and as a member of the North East Regional Code Committee. Mr. Garrity holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from Anna Maria College and an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Quinsigamond Community College. He is affiliated with many professional associations, including the New England Fire Chiefs Association, the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs Association, the New York Fire Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.Mr. Garrity serves as a subject advisor to MRI and will occasionally work on a project team.