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Dan Warzoha, Greenwich emergency management director and previous fireplace chief, has died

GREENWICH — Daniel Warzoha, the town’s unexpected emergency management director, invested Friday and Saturday operating and checking Tropical Storm Henri. He died unexpectedly Saturday night time, Very first Selectman Fred Camillo instructed Greenwich Time Sunday.

Warzoha, who was previously Greenwich’s fireplace chief and a longtime volunteer firefighter, “had a lifelong adore for his hometown, steadfast determination to public safety, and immense satisfaction as a son of Glenville,” Camillo explained in a assertion.

“His legacy will also contain his central function during one of the most challenging instances of the present day era,” Camillo added. “Dan’s daily existence, reassuring demeanor, wide institutional knowledge, solid community of contacts at the condition degree, and affable character was a comfort and ease to all of us who labored with him at the Town’s Emergency Functions Middle.”

Warzoha spoke with Greenwich Time on Friday as the city was planning for the tropical storm, stating he had been in meetings that working day with area, state and regional officers.


Warzoha mentioned that storm planning was “an all-fingers-on deck” effort and hard work, with police, hearth, unexpected emergency health care products and services, public functions, parks and recreation and land use workers all associated. He explained he was hoping for the greatest but making ready for the worst, and he urged inhabitants to heed the town’s unexpected emergency messages.

“This could be the most significant storm event that we have observed since Superstorm Sandy” and possibly 1991’s Hurricane Bob, Warzoha explained Saturday early morning.

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

“The complete section is just likely to pass up him,” McHugh said, introducing that Warzoha was a fantastic mate and that his demise arrived as a shock. He said he was in touch with Warzoha on Saturday as Henri neared.