Chief Timothy Bradshaw began his career with the Taunton Fire Department in 1995. Taunton is a full-time department of 127 members serving a community of over 56,000 citizens. The Department responds to over 11,000 calls annually throughout Taunton’s 49 square miles of varying landscape. Chief Bradshaw is a graduate of Taunton High School and holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology and fire science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Raised in a family rich in fire fighting tradition, Bradshaw grew up in Taunton where his father Russell worked as a Deputy Chief on the Taunton Fire Department retiring in 2005. His grandfather Lawrence ‘Red’ Bradshaw also served 32 years as a hoseman and engine operator. In addition to his father and grandfather, several uncles have also served as members of the Taunton Fire Department.
After being appointed to the Department in 1995, he was appointed Lieutenant in 1999, Captain in 2002 and Deputy Chief in 2005. In 2010 he was named Chief of the Department after the retirement of interim Chief Ronald Nastri.
Chief Bradshaw currently lives with his wife Victoria and their 5 year old son Logan.