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Chief Roger Hatfield (Ret.)

Chief Roger Hatfield (Ret.)



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. He worked part-time in a non-firefighting role for the City of Nashua, NH 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, NH 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, NH. He functioned as a planning and operations liaison for the New Hampshire International Speedway to the Loudon Fire Department from 1989-2002.

Chief Hatfield also served the State of New Hampshire as a District Coordinator for Fire Standards and Training as well as a State Fire Commissioner for two terms. He was appointed to sit on Governor Jeanne Shaheen’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force and served as Co-Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua from 1999 to 2007. After retirement in 2007, Chief Hatfield worked as an emergency management consultant for Homeland Security through Dartmouth College. He traveled throughout New England, working with local hospitals reviewing emergency preparedness and plans.

In 2009, Chief Hatfield was hired as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the Town of Foxborough, MA 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.

Following retirement, Chief Hatfield picked up a few consulting engagements for some medium-to-large scale construction projects in the New England area. From those engagements, Chief Hatfield realized that he provided real value to his clients and to the communities involved with the projects. In response to the successes, he formed RPH Life Safety Consultants, LLC in 2020. As business expanded, Chief Hatfield engaged additional Fire Department Chiefs to meet demand.

Chief Hatfield holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire and graduated from the Executive Fire Officer Program from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. He also holds the following certifications: Certified Fire Chief in MA, Company Officer Instructor, Fire Instructor IV, Firefighter III, Haz-Mat Technician Instructor, and Master Instructor for the International Association of Fire Fighters. He is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Purchasing Officer.