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Posted on: February 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Garrett Appoints Captain Jeffrey Naples as Assistant Fire Chief

Garrett Appoints Captain Jeffrey Naples as Assistant Fire Chief

Hamden – Mayor Lauren Garrett has appointed Hamden Fire Department Captain Jeffrey Naples as Assistant Fire Chief, pending Legislative Council approval.

Mr. Naples received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education from Southern Connecticut State University in 2004, and further went on to receive a Master of Science in Emergency Management from University of New Haven in 2021. He has also attended the National Fire Academy.

Mr. Naples has served the Hamden Fire Department for the past 16 years as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, and Station Captain. He has a proven track record as a Fire Officer, including Incident Management, Fireground Operations, Station Management, and collaboration on administrative projects.

Mr. Naples understands the importance of having a crew who is healthy and fit for duty, and will prioritize physical and mental health, firefighter safety, and the overall wellbeing of Hamden Fire Department employees. He is committed to community risk reduction, the strategic and responsible use of departmental resources, and using data to measure the success of programs and initiatives.

Mr. Naples will directly contribute to improving diversity on the Hamden Fire Department through cooperation with the Personnel Department as they recruit and test for new employees, in order to fully serve the Hamden community and strengthen the Fire Department.

Mr. Naples prides himself on leading by example, and has proven experience in team-building, decision making, operations management, and interpersonal communications. He will continue to be an incredible asset to Hamden’s Fire Department.

Mr. Naples will be joining the Fire Administration once his position is approved by the Legislative Council.  

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7009 or by email at

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