Holliston Fire Department
The Massachusetts Miracle
Michael Cassidy has not forgotten the importance of his early years as a fire educator. After being promoted to Chief of the Holliston (MA) Fire Department in 2000, he has used that position to consistently advocate for community risk reduction (CRR). Although privileged to present at numerous local, state and national conferences, he believes he is achieving his full potential when delivering lessons in the schools and at the senior center. An active member of the Massachusetts Public Fire and Life Safety Education Task Force for more than two decades, he helps develop the S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Statement of Need which is shared with the legislators when they’re developing spending priorities for state government. When not on duty, he can often be found serving his community and region as a board member for several nonprofits.