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On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Bill Hackett, State Emergency Management Director was appointed to the role of Deputy Commissioner, appointed Deputy Commissioner, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), within of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP).

Commissioner Dora Schriro, announcement follows:

“I am pleased to announce William (Bill) J. Hackett is appointed Deputy Commissioner, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS), within of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). In his capacity as Deputy Commissioner, he will continue to perform the duties of the State Emergency Management Director, a position he assumed in 2006 when he first joined state service. 

 

During his tenure, Dep. Comm. Hackett has taken on a number of assignments including our point of contact with the National First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). He is also active in the field as a member of the Boards of Directors of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) and the International Emergency Management Group (IEMG) and he chairs the Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC).

 

Dep. Comm. Hackett earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Public Safety Administration from Charter Oak State College and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security from St. Joseph’s University.  He also attended the Naval Post Graduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security, the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program, and the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Executive Education Program, along with the University of Connecticut Executive Leadership Program in Homeland Security.

 

Prior to joining state service, Bill Hackett served as a career firefighter, rising to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief /Deputy Fire Marshal, in the Branford CT Fire Department.  He has a number of state and national certifications, including state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician since 1977, and is the recipient of several commendations and awards for performance of duty, including three life-saving events.”


Congratulations Bill - er we mean, Deputy Commissioner!  CEMA looks forward to continue working with you to make Connecticut a safer place.