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Fire Chief - Norm Sanborn, Jr.

I started my career in firefighting in 1975 as a member of the Call Force. In July of 1977 I was hired as a full-time firefighter for the City of Rochester. Throughout the past twenty years, I have been a firefighter on shift, a Captain on shift, a Deputy Chief on shift, and Assistant Chief on staff and am presently the  Fire Chief.

E-Mail: norm.sanborn@rochesternh.net

Mark Dupuis
Assistant Fire Chief - Mark Dupuis

I joined the Rochester Fire Department in 1988 as a Call firefighter on Engine 3 in Gonic, and become a permanent member in 1993.  I was promoted to Lieutenant in April of 2005 and then promoted to Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal in June 2008.  I have an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  I am also a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator through the National Association of Fire Investigators.

E-Mail: mark.dupuis@rochesternh.net

Fire Marshal - Tim Wilder

I started in the fire service in 2001 and have worked in the cities of Somersworth, Concord and the Town of Durham. I oversee the bureau of Fire Prevention including plans review, place of assembly permitting, rental housing and fire safety complaints.
Fire Prevention is also in charge of all fire investigations within the city.

E-Mail:  tim.wilder@rochesternh.net

Deputy Chief Dennis Dube - Training

E-Mail: dennis.dube@rochesternh.net

Deputy Chief John Powers - Prevention & Education

My involvement in the fire service began in 1990 as a Fire Explorer with the Raymond Fire Department. I eventually acquired the necessary training to begin working full-time with the Kingston Fire Department. My interest in fire prevention led me to work for the Bedford Fire Department and then the Durham Fire Department before moving on to the Lilac City in 2016. I work directly with the Fire Marshal and my colleagues in other city departments to identify and address fire & life safety hazards, as well as provide prevention-related education to the community at large.

E-Mail: john.powers@rochesternh.net

Executive Secretary - Cindi Potts

     I have worked for the City of Rochester since 1981. I transferred to the Rochester Fire Department in October of 1994. I am the Executive Secretary to the Fire Chief. I am responsible for payroll records, sick & vacation leaves, and the auditing and reconciling the budgeted funds for the department. I assist in preparing the department budget, type correspondences for the Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief and Captains.

E-Mail: cindi.potts@rochesternh.net

Chaplain Ron Lachapelle



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