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Leigh H. Shapiro
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  • West Hartford, CT
  • United States
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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 is a recently retired Deputy Chief/Senior Tour Commander from the Hartford CT Fire Dept., having served 28 years on the line. During his tenure, he served as LT, Capt, DC, and Interim Assistant Chief/Deputy Director Of Emergency Management. He now operates a fire service consulting firm and is a lecturer on fire service leadership development. He can be contacted at

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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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