Chief Januszewski was appointed to the position of Fire Chief in 2015 to lead the North Haven Fire Department. He is responsible for overall strategic leadership to ensure the department is well positioned to provide the best service to the citizens and visitors of the community. To accomplish this, the Chief leads 36+ career members and over 60 volunteers assigned throughout four stations strategically located within the Town of North Haven. Chief Januszewski is responsible for the overall administration of the Fire Marshal’s Office and also oversees Emergency Management for the Town of North Haven.
Paul Januszewski has been a professional firefighter with the North Haven Fire Department since 2002 having served previously as a volunteer firefighter with the Enfield Fire Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration and a Masters of Public Administration degree. Additionally, he is a licensed Paramedic and maintains National Registry certification in addition to being a CT certified Fire Service Instructor and Emergency Medical Services Instructor. He is an adjunct professor with the University of New Haven Henry C. Lee Institute where he develops and teaches courses in fire administration and emergency management. Paul is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
Chief Januszewski is an active member of the community coaching youth basketball, youth football, serving in a leadership role for a school PTA and serving on an executive board for a local boys and girls club.
Recently Chief Januszewski has been a presenter at FDIC International in Indianapolis, IN in addition to being selected as an Instructor at the National Fire Academy located in Emmitsburg, MD. Lastly, Chief Januszewski is actively pursuing accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.