The county’s new fire chief doesn’t come from a family of firefighters. He attributes his interest in the field to a childhood fascination with his uncle’s model antique fire engines.
“I was always attracted to them, but I couldn’t touch them,” said Steven Marfongella, 44, during an interview with The Press the morning of July 9, after less than two weeks on the job.
At 12 years old he joined a fire service explorers group at school. After that, he says, “it got into the blood.”