WINTHROP — Interim Town Manager Terence Delehanty and the Winthrop Fire Department are pleased to announce that Capt. Scott Wiley has been selected to serve as acting Fire Chief.
Acting Chief Wiley was sworn in on Thursday, Oct. 5. He is taking over for Chief Paul Flanagan, who retired on Sept. 30 following 43 years of dedicated service to the Winthrop community.
“I am proud to be serving the community in this new capacity. I have worked for the town for 30 years, alongside a team of highly trained professionals who are committed to protecting and serving Winthrop residents,” Acting Chief Wiley said. “I am confident that my experience and training have prepared me to lead the department going forward.”
Acting Chief Wiley began his career in the Winthrop Fire Department in 1991 as a firefighter. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2008 and captain in 2012. He was promoted to administrative officer in 2017.
“The town is so grateful for Acting Chief Wiley’s willingness to embrace this new role,” said Chief Delehanty. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and decades of experience to this position. Along with that, he is highly respected by his peers, and I know that he will continue to be an asset to the department.”