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Bill Seward
  • 67, Male
  • New Haven, CT
  • United States
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Lives in:
North Branford, CT
Town of North Branford Fire Department
Fire Chief/Emergency Management Director
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Recruitment and Retention; need to enhance communications; apparatus funding
Professional Qualifications:
A.S. Occupational Safety; B.S. Fire Science-Fire Administration University of New Haven, West Haven, CT; Fire Service Instructor, EMS Instructor; EMT-Paramedic; Adjunct Faculty National Fire Academy; State of CT Licensed EMT-Paramedic, ACLS-Instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Hazmat Technician, Specialized Operations, Detection Technologies
Areas of expertise:
Hazmat Detection; Rescue Operations
30 years with City of New Haven, CT Department of Fire Service; 32 years as a EMT-Paramedic.
Appointed February 22, 1978 to NHFD assigned to Engine Co. 9; transfered to Emergency Co's 1, 2, 3; assigned to the Training Academy as an Assistant Drillmaster 1985 responsible for fire and EMS training, Promoted to Lieutenant, Captain and in 1997 to the Director of Training as OIC of regional training facility with a five person staff. As the DOT have been responsible for not only training all department personnel but coordinating the South Division of the New Haven Area Special Hazards team; managing the City's Homeland Security Program for the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Position requires response to all multiple alarm fires and extraordinary incidents for comand and control. Graduated with High Honors from the University of New Haven, West Haven, CT with A.S. in Fire and Occupational Safety and B.S. in Fire Administration Magna C** Laude. Have been guest presenter at State of Virginia Hazmat Conference, State of CT EMS Conferences; Yale University School of Emergency Medicine CO evaulation program; USMC-CBIRF/NHASH Team training coordinator; Responded to WTC Incident working for FEMA.

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At 11:09am on April 6, 2008, Bill Spiegel said…
Congratulations on the retirement....Certainly a loss for New Haven....Will see you around I'm sure
At 8:31pm on April 1, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Congrats, on your retirement and welcome to your now full time chief's job. The fire service is not losing you yet. We will be there for Sat late my plane from FDIC doesn't land till 7:08. By than hopefully you will still remember that we showed up.
At 7:28pm on April 1, 2008, Thomas Mahoney said…
Hey Bill, Congrats. on your retirement I look forward to seeing you more up north. I will be away for your celebration but I want to wish you the best of luck
At 8:59am on March 28, 2008, Mike Donovan said…

Welcome, how is retirement, everything you hoped for?
At 2:05pm on March 17, 2008, Jim Duffy said…
Congrats on your upcoming retirement
Ditto what Frank said
At 4:03pm on March 13, 2008, Frank Ricci said…
Chief, great to see you on board, check out and sign up for our group. We could use your input.

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