The Town of Hamden has a new fire chief.
Acting Chief Gary Merwede has been appointed as the new chief.
“To have the opportunity to serve the community where I grew up, and raise my family and to be in a profession/ that fulfills me. It’s just incredible. It’s my passion.”
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Merwede has been the acting fire chief since October.
He’s been a firefighter in Hamden since 1994, and became a deputy chief in 2014.