A Message from the Fire Chief

Chief Perez stands at the 2018 award and swearing in ceremony.     Fire Chief William Perez

Welcome to the University of Connecticut Fire Department website! It is my pleasure to represent all of the dedicated men and women who proudly serve and protect the University of Connecticut. We constantly strive to maintain our services to ensure a high quality of life by providing a safe community for all of our students, staff, employees and visitors.

At UConn, the Fire Department is a key part of the Public Safety Division in providing community safety. We accept and embrace this challenge with vigor and commitment. As the world evolves and our University grows and matures, our mission has also evolved, to one that is not simply confined to “traditional” fire services. Therefore, our mission statement reflects a commensurate need for our fire department to think and operate in a more encompassing manner.

It is a privilege to lead a progressive, customer-driven fire department that continuously works hard to meet the fire and rescue needs of its community. We do this through the dedicated efforts of our personnel assigned to the Administration Division, Fire Marshal and Building Officials Division and our Operations Division.

Once again, welcome to our website. Enjoy, and please contact us if you have any questions or have suggestions for improvement of our services to you.

 Fire Chief William Perez