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April 16
Campasano Named Wake County Fire Services Director
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Wake County has named Nick Campasano as its new Fire Services Director. In this role, he will be responsible for state and local fire code enforcement, supervising training activities and managing the county's relationship with the Wake County Fire Commission, Fire Chiefs, Board of Directors and Town Managers. Campasano started on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

"Nick has 30 years of experience with the Manchester Fire Department, a 200-person organization that handles fire and emergency response for the largest city in New Hampshire," said County Manager Jim Hartmann. "He has a clear vision for our county's fire services, and I'm excited that he’s joining our team."

As Deputy Fire Chief and a member of the command staff, Campasano developed and implemented the fire department's $19 million budget and managed day-to-day operations. He also oversaw the training division, the continuing education and certification requirements for EMTs, hazardous materials technicians, fire suppression efforts and technical rescue capabilities.

In addition to his position as Deputy Fire Chief, Campasano is an adjunct professor, teaching on-campus homeland security courses at Daniel Webster College in Nashua. He also serves his community as one of five elected selectmen for the Town of Goffstown.

Campasano graduated from Springfield College with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Science in Organizational Management and Leadership. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

The Wake County Fire Services Department is supported by the general fund at a cost of $1.8 million and has 17 full-time employees. For more information, visit www.wakegov.com/fire.

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