Fire Chief Roger Hatfield has over 40 years of private, municipal, state and federal experience in life safety and emergency management. He started his fire service career in 1978 and worked part-time in a non-firefighting role for the City of Nashua, N.H. Fire Department.
In 1984, the City of Nashua Fire Department hired him as a full-time firefighter. Chief Hatfield worked his way through the ranks and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Superintendent of the Training Division in 1990, to Superintendent of Training in 1992, Assistant Chief of the Department in 2001 and to Chief in June 2004. He retired as Chief from the City of Nashua in 2007.
During his time with the Nashua Fire Department, Chief Hatfield became involved with NASCAR and large events facility operations at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H. He functioned as a planning and operations liaison for the New Hampshire International Speedway to the Loudon Fire Department from 1989-2002.
In 2009, Chief Hatfield was hired as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the Town of Foxborough, Mass., where he was responsible for the public safety of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, concerts, festivals, and other large events. Chief Hatfield retired from the Foxborough Fire Department in 2019.
Chief Hatfield’s first course for JGPR Academy, “Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Design And Management,” will be taught on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Sign up today!
For Chief Hatfield’s full bio, visit his Instructor page on the JGPR Academy website.