Richard A. Marinucci

Richard Marinucci was chief of the Farmington Hills Fire Department from 1984 until retiring at the end of 2008, and has been fire chief of the Northville Township Fire Department since 2009. Chief Marinucci has served as president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and is currently serving as the executive director of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association.

Chief Marinucci has been presented with numerous awards for his leadership and public service. He has a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and three bachelor of science degrees: secondary education from Western Michigan University, fire
science from Madonna College, and fire administration from the University of Cincinnati.  


Chief Marinucci is a member of the Western Wayne County Fire Chiefs, the Regional Alliance for Firefighter Training (president since 1999), Southeastern Michigan Fire Chiefs (president 1989–1990), Michigan Fire Chiefs, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1500 committee member from 1994–2003). He has served as president of the Great Lakes Division of the IAFC in 1992–93. He was coeditor of the Michigan Fire Service News from 1989–1996. Chief Marinucci authored the Fire Chief’s Guide to Administration and Management and is a columnist for Fire Engineering magazine and Fire Apparatus and Equipment magazine.