GEORGETOWN – Chief Fred Mitchell is retiring from the Georgetown Fire Department. Chief Mitchell joined the Georgetown Fire Department in 2015 after 31 years in the fire service in Rhode Island. He will be assuming the role of Chief with the Mansfield, Connecticut, Fire Department next month. His official last day is May 8. During his time in Georgetown, Chief Mitchell oversaw the addition of four full-time positions to the department, helped secure multiple Assistance to Firefighters grants for self-contained breathing apparatus and COVID-19 related personal protective equipment, as well as an information technology grant. Additionally, Chief Mitchell helped the department secure a new fire engine, a new boat, and a squad vehicle, and oversaw modifications to the station to support round-the-clock staffing. Additionally, Chief Mitchell has overseen the department’s evolution toward 24-hour staffing of the fire station, which will begin for the first time on Saturday.
“I’m incredibly proud to have served with the men and women of the Georgetown Fire Department, and am grateful for the continued support of the town and the Board of Selectmen, which has helped the department grow in the time I’ve been here,” Chief Mitchell said. “I am confident that the department will continue to enhance its level of service throughout the community in the years ahead.”