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Leigh H. Shapiro
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  • West Hartford, CT
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Lives in:
West Hartford, CT
Hartford Fire Dept. (ret.)
Deputy Fire Chief/Senior Tour Commander
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Accountability, Leadership, Tenure
Professional Qualifications:
MS in Executive Fire Service Leadership
BS in Public Safety Administration
AAS in Fire Science Technology
CT Certified Fire Marshal
Topics you provide training for:
Leadership, Fire Ground Ops, Incident Command, Human Dynamics, Fire Administration
Areas of expertise:
Fire Ground Ops, Leadership, Fire Administration
LEIGH H. SHAPIRO MS began his 35-plus-year career as a volunteer with the Blue Hills (CT) Fire Department, then joined the Hartford (CT) Fire Department serving for 28 years retiring as Deputy Chief/Senior Tour Commander. He holds an AAS degree in fire technology, a BS degree in public safety administration, and an MS degree in executive fire service leadership as well as numerous state and federal certifications. He operates a fire service consulting firm providing guidance to municipal and private agencies, as well as individual mentoring on strategic and technical matters, specializing in oral exam readiness and instruction on officer/succession development. He is an Adjunct Professor for the University of New Haven’s Fire Science and Emergency Management Degree Program in New Haven CT, an adjunct faculty instructor for Gateway Community College’s Fire Technology and Administration Degree Program in New Haven CT, and an instructor for the State of Connecticut Office of Education and Data Management’s Fire Investigator Pre-Certification Program. He is also a committee member for NFPA-1710, a reviewer and contributor for Jones and Bartlett fire service textbooks, and the senior technical and strategic advisor for Capital City Fire Helmets, LLC. He is a contributor to Fire Engineering Magazine and has been a guest on multiple podcasts.
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The New Generation

On October 27th, my youngest son (center) joined the ranks of the Hartford Fire Department, as did his brother ten years prior, and as I did back in 1988.  I had 8 weeks of training and the rest was ON THE JOB as they used to say!  My youngest just endured 16 weeks of comprehensive training, testing, and certification to become the best trained, prepared, and ready to work firefighter that the modern fire service has to offer.  We have come a long way in this endeavor to protect and serve,…


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