Lawrence D. Best has been nominated by City Manager James Bennett as the next Chief of the Biddeford Fire Department. The City Council approved his nomination at their September 5, 2023 meeting.
“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Best to this position on our leadership team,” Bennett said. “Larry emerged from our extensive national search as the best candidate to fulfill the needs of our community, and I look forward to the ways that his leadership style will contribute to a better Biddeford.”
Best has more than 35 years of Fire Service education, work experience and professional development. He began his career as a Volunteer Firefighter in Meriden, New Hampshire in 1987. He most recently has 20 years of service with the Salem, New Hampshire Fire Department and served as Chief of the Department for the past five years.