Our Team

Thomas Dobbins

Fire Chief

Born and raised in Marple Township, growing up a block away from the fire station, and a steep family tradition of service in public safety, you could say joining the Broomall Fire Company was inevitable. I joined the BFC in 2000 and have had the privilege of meeting and working beside some of the most knowledgeable firefighters and leaders in the industry.


  • M.S. – Public Safety Management, St. Joseph’s University
  • B.S. – Criminal Justice/Sociology, Chestnut Hill College
  • A.A.S. – Paramedicine, Delaware County Community College

Professional Designations/ Affiliations

  • Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)
  • Member of the Delaware County Fire & EMS Chief’s Association
  • Member of the IAFC

Department History

  • Chief – 6 years – present
  • Deputy Chief – 4 years
  • Assistant Chief – 3 years
  • Captain – 2 years
  • Lieutenant – 1 year