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.

The Glenville Volunteer Fire Corporation posted a statement to its Fb website page Sunday afternoon stating that Warzoha would “be remembered for all of his many noteworthy, and focused solutions to the Town of Greenwich.”

“Our Memorial Plaque has been put on the entrance exterior wall of the firehouse, and the American Flag has been positioned at half-staff members, in Dan’s memory,” the post stated. “Dan’s selfless contributions and providers to our Town will be graciously remembered for many a long time to occur. His decline to our neighborhood, and all that he offered, is significant.”

Peter Tesei, Camillo’s predecessor, claimed Warzoha was “extremely diligent” in terms of getting ready for activities and disseminating details. He also experienced an “intricate information of the town’s infrastructure” thanks to his knowledge operating in the Division of Community Operates.

“He was uniquely tailored to handle considerations and security for persons but also for safety of group belongings and tying that to the security of the people today,” Tesei claimed. “And so he seriously is irreplaceable in regard to the job that he performed in unexpected emergency solutions as the director for preparedness.”

“He cared deeply about safeguarding individuals, and he was really passionate and conscientious about it,” Tesei added. “His passing will be a reduction for not only his family, which is tragic, but for the city at significant due to the fact he certainly cared about building sure people today were protected.”

brianna.gurciullo@hearstmediact.com

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