Falmouth Considers Renaming Fire Facility in Honor of Former Chief

FALMOUTH – Officials in Falmouth are considering a proposal from the town’s Fire Chief to rename Falmouth’s emergency operations center in honor of a former area resident.

Fire Chief Michael Small appeared before selectmen last month to request that the center be named in honor of former local emergency planning committee member Paul Brodeur.

“He was sort of the grandfather of our highly successful local emergency planning committee,” Small told the board, “He was the grandfather of that emergency operations center. I thought it would be appropriate to name it after him and call it the Paul D. Brodeur Emergency Operations Center.”

Brodeur, a retired Chief of the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department, passed away in early 2017 of lung cancer following 34 years with the department.

Falmouth has a policy under which any naming requests are generally taken under advisement for a full year while a special subcommittee considers the proposal and solicits public comment.

Despite this, selectmen suggested that they may adjust the policy in order to expedite the process.

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