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Fire Chief Cole Bushnell


  • Administration and Management

Public Safety Experience

  • Norfolk Fire Department – Serving since 2004
  • Guilford, CT Fire Department, Deputy Fire Marshal – (1998-2004)
  • Old Saybrook, CT Fire Department, Fire Chief – (1976-1998)


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – Western Connecticut State College, Sociology

Professional Certifications

  • Accredited Fire Chief, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Fire Service Commission
  • MiFire, The Institution of Fire Engineers
  • Chief Fire Officer (CFO), The Commission on Professional Credentialing
  • Executive Fire Officer Program, National Fire Academy Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Fire Officer III, Fire Marshal, Safety Officer, Fire Service Instructor, Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter – State of Connecticut & National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), Commonwealth of Massachusetts