Dan Warzoha, Greenwich crisis management director and former fireplace chief, has died

GREENWICH — Daniel Warzoha, the town’s crisis management director, invested Friday and Saturday working and checking Tropical Storm Henri. He died unexpectedly Saturday night time, Initial Selectman Fred Camillo informed Greenwich Time Sunday.

Warzoha, who was earlier Greenwich’s fireplace chief and a longtime volunteer firefighter, “had a lifelong love for his hometown, steadfast devotion to community security, and huge pleasure as a son of Glenville,” Camillo mentioned in a statement.

“His legacy will also incorporate his central part all through one of the most difficult moments of the contemporary period,” Camillo extra. “Dan’s each day existence, reassuring demeanor, extensive institutional expertise, strong community of contacts at the condition amount, and affable nature was a consolation to all of us who worked with him at the Town’s Unexpected emergency Functions Middle.”

Warzoha spoke with Greenwich Time on Friday as the city was planning for the tropical storm, saying he experienced been in meetings that day with local, condition and regional officials.

Warzoha explained that storm planning was “an all-hands-on deck” exertion, with police, fireplace, crisis medical providers, general public is effective, parks and recreation and land use employees all involved. He claimed he was hoping for the very best but making ready for the worst, and he urged people to heed the town’s unexpected emergency messages.

“This could be the most important storm occasion that we’ve observed since Superstorm Sandy” and quite possibly 1991’s Hurricane Bob, Warzoha said Saturday morning.

The town’s present-day hearth chief, Joseph McHugh, said Warzoha was a “big component of the growth” of the hearth department.

“The entire department is just heading to skip him,” McHugh explained, adding that Warzoha was a great good friend and that his dying arrived as a shock. He mentioned he was in touch with Warzoha on Saturday as Henri neared.