Joseph Murray celebrates 10th anniversary as Dearborn Fire Chief

Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray is the third longest-tenured chief in the history of the department, and also the second youngest to ever get the...

July 7, 2022
1:28 AM

Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray is the third longest-tenured chief in the history of the department, and also the second youngest to ever get the job, at just 33 years old when he first took over the role in 2012. In those ten years, he's overseen two major floods, merged the department with Melvindale, started an internship program, brought in millions of dollars in grants, upgraded equipment, and more. Joe Murray in turnout gear before becoming fire chief. (MediaNews Group File Photo) 'It's been a heck of a ride,' Murray said, 'and I've still got some years left in me.

Dave Herndon