William Austin, DABCHS, CFO, CHS-V, MIFire

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Adjunct Faculty

Fire Science and Emergency Management Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
About William

William H. Austin, DABCHS, CFO, CHS-V, MIFire, currently teaches in the Emergency Management Master’s Degree Program at the University of New Haven in Connecticut (2016-present). He formed his own consulting firm, The Austin Group LLC in 2011. He also served as the Capitol Region Council of Governments (Connecticut) Homeland Security Coordinator from (2011-2014). He served as fire chief of West Hartford, CT (1996-2011) and as the fire chief of Tampa, FL (1985-1995). He holds a master’s degree in Security Studies (Defense and Homeland Security) from the United States Naval Postgraduate School (2006) and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University (1993). He is a member of the Preparedness Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. and has served on various governing councils both in Florida and Connecticut.

Courses Taught
  • EMGT 6610 (Disaster Response Operations and Management)
  • EMGT 6628 (Emergency Incident Management)

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