Selectmen appoint fire marshal, deputy

BEACON FALLS — The Board of Selectmen last week appointed Beacon Hose Company No. 1 Chief Brian DeGeorge and Capt. Cal Brennan as the town’s fire marshal and deputy fire marshal, respectively.

DeGeorge and Brennan both recently completed the state requirements to be a fire marshal. They are replacing Keith Griffin, who served as the fire marshal since last June. Griffin is the fire marshal in Prospect.

“I think me and Cal can do some good and learn a lot more,” DeGeorge said. “It’s definitely another side of the spectrum that were used to, and I think it’s going to be a good thing.”

DeGeorge and Brennan will share the fire marshal responsibilities, which include investigating fires and conducting inspections of buildings in town. First Selectman Christopher Bielik said there is a total of 10 hours a week for both positions combined and the pay is $25 an hour.