Fire Marshal Paul Piccirilli Retires

By June 7, 2017Business News

We know that many of you worked with recently retired Roswell Fire Marshal Paul Piccirilli for your annual inspections. Piccirilli has asked us to share this letter with the business community:

After 31 years of serving the citizens of Roswell in various capacities within the Fire Department, I send this letter out with pride, honor and humility. It has been a journey of many different experiences that has led to the development of relationships, friendships and hopefully long term connections that can transform into a mutual benefit for each of us.

My time serving Roswell as the Fire Marshal will come to an end on June 2, 2017. My current plan is to take some time to reflect and decompress from the rigors of the field of Public Safety. It is difficult for people who have not experienced firsthand the things we have seen on the hundreds of emergency scenes, fatal fires and other emergency situations that we have experienced over the years.

I am proud to announce that Captain Charlie Vacca, the current Deputy Fire Marshal will take over the responsibilities of Fire Marshal. You can reach him at or 770-641-3730. Charlie has been with the City of Roswell for over 25 years and has served as Deputy Fire Marshal for over 10 years and will do a great job continuing the tradition of quality customer service and fairness in enforcing the Fire and Life Safety Codes.

Roswell and the surrounding area is full of opportunity and I will make myself available to anyone in need of consulting as it relates to occupying buildings, tenant spaces or starting a new business. I will provide the necessary information you will need when you are exploring your opportunities. I will visit sites to determine what Code requirements you may need to address before you sign a lease. My knowledge of the Codes and historical memory of the buildings in Roswell is invaluable and I feel sure I can help you.

I can be reached after June 2, 2017: or 770-617-8932

Paul Piccirilli