Deputy Chief John F. Sullivan is a 24-year veteran of the Worcester Fire Department serving as Deputy Chief of Operations. He is an Instructor/Examiner for both the Worcester Fire Department and Massachusetts State Fire Academy.
Chief Sullivan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is a National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer graduate and holds the designation of Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Sullivan is also a Member of The Institution of Fire Engineers, United States of America Branch.
He is an adjunct professor at Anna Maria College in the Fire Science division, and has serves on the National Fire Academy’s FESHE and TRADE committees. Chief Sullivan recently received the H. James Casey award from the NFA’s TRADE group for his outstanding contribution to the nation’s fire service in the areas of education and training. He has also collaborated on several projects with the National Fall Fighter Foundation and is a contributing editor on the Editorial Board of FireRescue magazine.
Chief Sullivan has authored many professional articles and papers and lectures nationally on the subjects of leadership and firefighter safety and survival. He is currently serving on the Executive Board of the International Association of Fire Chief’s Safety, Health and Survival section as Secretary.