Lynn Fire Chief Stephen Archer has been appointed to the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. (File photo/Owen O'Rourke)
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Lynn fire chief appointed to selective state board

LYNN — Lynn Fire Chief Stephen Archer is one of just four Massachusetts fire chiefs that will sit on a state board responsible for appointing the state fire marshal and reviewing the department's annual budget.

Archer has been appointed to the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission, an eight-member board that consists of the secretary of public safety and security (ex-officio) and seven appointed members, including four fire chiefs, one captain, one firefighter, and one member of the insurance industry. 

Archer was nominated for the appointment — which became effective on Dec. 1 — by the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts, an organization that he is involved with and one that traditionally has representati…

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