By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The town manager in Upton says the appointment of a new chief for the Upton Fire/EMS department brings a 35-year veteran of fire service to the town. Town Manager Derek Brindisi says Mark DiFronzo, who currently serves as Fire Chief for the town of Southbridge will bring his vast knowledge and experience to Upton. Advancing the Fire/EMS department for years to come. Brindisi says DiFronzo throughout his career, he has been instrumental in initiating new policies and procedures, to improve organizational efficiencies and to raise professional standards. Chief DiFronzo will officially begin as chief of the Upton Fire/EMS department next Monday.