DURHAM — Town officials have hired a midcoast man to be the new fire chief, beginning March 1.

Joseph Moore started his career as a volunteer emergency medical technician in his hometown of Union. He earned his diploma in paramedicine from Kennebec Valley Technical College and his associate degree in advanced emergency care from Kennebec Valley Community College.

He continued his education through Excelsior College, with a focus on nursing. He has earned numerous specialty certifications and qualifications in instruction, command and emergency management in the emergency medical service and fire professions.

Moore has spent 22 years in his career in fire and emergency services in Maine, serving Rockland Fire/EMS as a firefighter, EMT and paramedic. Most recently he was employed as a flight medic with LifeFlight of Maine in Bangor.

His interest in and dedication to caring for others makes him an excellent addition to the Durham Fire and Rescue Team, according to a written statement from the Durham Town Office.

Joseph Moore has been named fire chief for the town of Durham. (Submitted photo)

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