Chief Robert Duval, PresidentAtwood Hose Fire Company, Fire Chief
Robert serves as the Chief of the Atwood Hose Fire Company in his hometown of Wauregan, CT, where he has been a member since 1981. He has also worked as an emergency services dispatcher at QV Dispatch Center in northeastern Connecticut since 1986.
He has served on the instructional staff of the Eastern CT Fire Training School for more than 15 years.
Robert also serves as a Communications Specialist with CT-TF1 – Urban Search and Rescue team.
Robert is the Northeast Regional Director/Fire Investigator for the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), based in Quincy, Massachusetts. Robert is responsible for conducting investigations of technically significant incidents in order to gather, “Lessons Learned” from each incident to apply those lessons to improving NFPA codes and standards. The investigation of these incidents includes documenting the emergency services response, the structure(s) involved as well as the events leading up to and following the incident.
As Regional Director, Robert is responsible for outreach within the northeast states regarding code adoptions, and training. He also serves as a point of contact for stakeholders in the NFPA process; including the fire service, engineering and safety professionals.
Chief Mark Worsman 1st VPNew Hartford Fire Rescue Village Fire District, Fire Chief
Mark has been Chief of the New Hartford Fire Department since 2003 and a longstanding member since 1988. He has also been an instructor at the Litchfield County Regional Fire School for over 10 years working primarily with the Firefighter 1 classes as well as the Officer classes. He is also a member of the Litchfield County Fire Chiefs Emergency Plan and serves as their 2nd VP on the Board of Directors.
Mark is employed with a major insurance company handling insurance claims that specialize in auto thefts and vehicle fires. He resides in his hometown of New Hartford with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cody and Ryan.
Chief Michael J. Howley, 2nd VPSouth Fire District, Middletown, Fire Chief
Chief Howley serves as the Chief of South District since 2017. Michael’s whole fire service 40 years, has been with South District, from the early volunteer days to a part time firefighter to his career side starting in 1995. Rising through the ranks as a firefighter, lieutenant, Captain then to Chief of the department. Michael’s education in the fire & emergency services is broad. Receiving his fire officer I, II, III from CFA. Fire officer IV from Alabama Fire College. Instructor I & II from CFA. Michael also received his Fire Service Chief Executive Officer from Texas A&M. Michael is a member of Region 3 IMT (CT-IMT3) and serves as Deputy Team Commander and a past member of CT’s, CT-TF1 Urban Search & Rescue Team serving as a Planning specialist and the last three years as Task Force Leader. Chief Howley is also the President of Middlesex County Fire Chiefs. Michael lives in Middletown with his wife Loretta, they have four children and two grandchildren.
Richard McDonough Secretary – Southington Fire Department
Jamie DiPace Assistant Secretary – Avon Fire Department
Gerald Buzzy Schaffer Treasurer – Mansfield Fire Department
Fred Dudek Assistant Treasurer – Killingworth Fire Department
Kevin Ide Sergeant of Arms – Dayville Fire Department
Bruce A. Dixon – Bolton Fire Department 2020
Nick Wallick III – Hebron Fire Department 2019
Kevin Cooney – South Windsor Fire Department 2017 – 2018
Marc Scrivener – Willimantic Fire Department 2016
Michael Thurz – Glastonbury Fire Department 2015
David Lucia – Tolland County
Robert Keleher – Hartford County
Fred Dudek, Jr. – Middlesex County
Ron Stolz – New London County
Tim Wall – New Haven County
Ryan Crichton – Litchfield County
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