New Springfield Fire Commissioner Appointed

Oct 26, 2017

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Bernard "B.J." Calvi, deputy chief with the Agawam Fire Dept. who has been hired as Springfield Fire Commissioner. His start date is January 24, 2018.
Credit WAMC

  A new leader has been named for the largest fire department in western Massachusetts.

       Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno Thursday announced that Bernard “B.J.” Calvi, a deputy chief with the Agawam Fire Department, has been hired to be the new Springfield Fire Commissioner. 

       Sarno described Calvi as a “real go-getter” who rose to the top after a national search that produced almost 40 applicants. 

       Calvi, who began in the fire services in 1995, said leading the Springfield Fire Department will be a career-culminating job.

      "Everybody wants to make it to the top of the ladder, but these jobs are few and far between and I am fortunate that Mayor Sarno has placed his trust in me to lead the department into the future," Calvi told reporters Thursday after his appointment was announced at  a City Hall press conference.

   Calvi has signed a five-year contract with a starting salary of $145,000.  His start date is January 24 2018.