Patrick J Purcell serves as the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the Town of Westborough, Massachusetts. The Town of Westborough Fire Department, which provides full fire, rescue, emergency medical services, and public safety dispatch, is staffed by 45 career firefighters and 9 career public safety dispatchers who serve a residential population of 19,100 and a large transient population, primarily during the daytime hours. During his career Pat has administered an annual fire department budget of nearly $5 million. Pat had also served as a paramedic for Worcester EMS and Life Flight Helicopter at Umass Memorial Health Care for 24 years. He has an associate degree in Paramedic Science from Quinsigamond Community College, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Graduate Degree in Fire Service Administration from Anna Maria College. He is a graduate of the Chief Fire Officer Program administered by the Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management at Umass Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the New England Association of Fire Chiefs. Pat has a diverse background and expertise in Firefighting, EMS, Dispatch, Emergency Planning and Operations, Grant Writing, and Municipal Finance and Government and Labor/Management relations. In addition he has been instrumental in developing a joint public safety dispatch center for the Town of Westborough and has participated in a number of municipal assessment centers.