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Michael Thurlow

Fire Chief
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Michael Thurlow was named Scarborough's Fire Chief on September 15th, 2001. He has served 34 years with the department as a call firefighter and previously served as the part-time Emergency Management Agency Director. As a life long resident of the community, Chief Thurlow has seen many changes and enjoys the challenges of leading the department he grew up in. In his spare time Mike enjoys flying his airplane, hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and son who has also joined the department as the 4th generation of his family to serve.

Glen Deering

Deputy Chief - Operations
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Deputy Chief Glen Deering joined the Scarborough Fire Department in 1976. He became Captain of Engine 5/Tank 1 in 1986. He was appointed call company Deputy Chief in 1989. Glen was hired as full time Department Deputy Chief in 2000. He is in charge of the per-diem firefighter program and truck maintenance. Glen also oversees the Live-in Student Program.

Glen enjoys coaching soccer and working on the family farm. He is married and has 3 daughters.

Tony Attardo

Deputy Chief - EMS
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Tony attended the University of Southern Maine and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education and began his career as a junior high industrial arts teacher. Concurrently, Tony joined the Scarborough Fire Department’s Rescue Call Company in 1986. Though at the time, education was his fulltime occupation, his EMS interests continued to grow. 

In 1988, he had the opportunity to change careers and pursue EMS full time as a field provider with the Department. In 1991, Tony applied and was selected for a new fulltime EMS Captain’s position with the Department.
As the Scarborough Fire Department’s EMS program continued to expand, so did the roles and responsibilities of this position. Today, Tony continues to hold this expanded position with the rank of Deputy Chief of EMS. This position oversees 16 full time firefighter/EMTs, 30 +/- part time on-duty EMTs, and the rescue call company. Tony maintains his Maine paramedic license as well as certification in ACLS, PALS and PHTLS. Though his response to the day to day calls has lessoned from 1988, he continues to respond to calls were another paramedic may be needed or to coordinate multiple patient calls. After the events of 9/11, Tony realized his need for training in Haz-Mat and WMD was limited. Since then, he has obtained his Haz-Mat Technician’s certification. Tony is proud of his staff’s abilities and success each day in providing excellent patient care to the community as well as his role in helping the Scarborough Fire Department’s EMS program progress over the past 22 years.

Gary Sandler

Deputy Chief - Call Company
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Gary started his firefighting career with the Scarborough Fire Department in 1985. He has worked his way up through the ranks from Firefighter, to Lieutenant and then to Captain of the Engine 4 Pine Point Fire Company, serving in that capacity for 12 years until his promotion . Gary was promoted to Deputy Chief in July 2007 and currently serves Engine 4-Pine Point, Engine 5-North Scarborough, and Engine 6-Dunstan Station. Gary currently supervises the Training Division, Radio System, Marine units and is the Fire Investigation/Safety Liaison and the Fire Police Liaison . He is FF I+II certified and is an Emergency Medical Technician. Gary has specialized training in Haz-Mat Command and Vehicle Extrication He also is an Ice Water Rescue Technician, Haz-Mat Technician and is active with the Presumpscot Valley Haz-Mat Team. Gary lives in town with his wife Erin who is one of Scarborough's Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics.

Wes Merritt

Deputy Chief - Call Company
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Wes started his firefighting career with the Raymond, ME Volunteer Fire Dept. in October 1974. He moved to Cape Elizabeth in 1979 and served with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Dept. and briefly with Yarmouth FD. He also served as a part-time Public Safety Dispatcher in Cape Elizabeth f
rom 1982 to 1996. In November, 1985, Wes joined the Scarborough Fire Dept. Engine 1, Ladder 2, & Marine 1 Company at Black Point. He served there as Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Captain. Currently, Wes serves as the Call Company Deputy for Station 1 at Black Point, Station 3 at Pleasant Hill , and Station 7 at Oak Hill. He is also charged with recruitment of call company personnel for the department, and the administration’s liaison with the Extrication Team. Deputy Merritt holds an EMT license and is certified at the Haz-Mat Technician Level. Wes is employed as a full-time Scarborough public safety dispatcher. He is married, and has a son.

Public Safety Building
246 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-4542
Fax: (207) 730-4270
Emergency: 911





B. Michael
Thurlow
Fire Chief
Phone: (207) 730-4201
Email: m...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Glen Deering
Deputy Chief - Operations
Phone: (207) 730-4202
Email: g...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Tony Attardo
Deputy Chief - EMS
Phone: (207) 730-4203
Email: t...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Gary Sandler
Deputy Chief - Call Company
Phone: (207) 730-4204
Email: g...@ci.scarborough.me.us

Wes Merritt
Deputy Chief - Call Company
Phone: (207) 730-4205
Email: w...@ci.scarborough.me.us