Dan Warzoha, Greenwich unexpected emergency management director and former hearth chief, has died

GREENWICH — Daniel Warzoha, the town’s unexpected emergency management director, used Friday and Saturday performing and checking Tropical Storm Henri. He died unexpectedly Saturday night, To start with Selectman Fred Camillo informed Greenwich Time Sunday.

Warzoha, who was beforehand Greenwich’s fire chief and a longtime volunteer firefighter, “had a lifelong enjoy for his hometown, steadfast determination to community protection, and enormous delight as a son of Glenville,” Camillo stated in a assertion.

“His legacy will also contain his central position during 1 of the most difficult instances of the modern day period,” Camillo additional. “Dan’s everyday existence, reassuring demeanor, vast institutional understanding, strong community of contacts at the point out amount, and affable mother nature was a consolation to all of us who labored with him at the Town’s Crisis Functions Middle.”

Warzoha spoke with Greenwich Time on Friday as the city was getting ready for the tropical storm, expressing he experienced been in meetings that working day with area, condition and regional officials.

Warzoha mentioned that storm planning was “an all-palms-on deck” energy, with police, fireplace, crisis medical products and services, general public will work, parks and recreation and land use workforce all involved. He explained he was hoping for the best but planning for the worst, and he urged residents to heed the town’s emergency messages.

“This could be the most significant storm occasion that we’ve found considering that Superstorm Sandy” and quite possibly 1991’s Hurricane Bob, Warzoha stated Saturday morning.

The town’s present-day hearth chief, Joseph McHugh, explained Warzoha was a “big portion of the growth” of the hearth division.

“The total section is just heading to pass up him,” McHugh stated, adding that Warzoha was a good mate and that his demise arrived as a shock. He explained he was in touch with Warzoha on Saturday as Henri neared.