Fire Chief - Andrew J. Kingsbury
Chief Andrew Kingsbury began his fire service career right here in Nichols, joining the department back in 1980 while still attending Trumbull High School. After graduation Chief Kingsbury spent 4 years in college studying Computer Science and Physics when he got the call from the Westport Fire Department. He spent a little over 30 years as a career firefighter for the Town of Westport serving as a Firefighter/EMT, Driver/Engineer, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief of Training, and was promoted to Chief of Department in 2011. Andrew also served as the Director of Emergency Management for the Town of Westport during his tenure as Fire Chief. In March of 2017 Chief Kingsbury officially took over the reins from Chief Brian McGovern here in Nichols and was promoted to Chief of Department.
Chief Kingsbury strongly believes in education and training, and encourages that in his membership. His certifications include Firefighter III, Fire Instructor II, Fire Officer, Health & Safety Officer, Incident Safety Officer, Confined Space Rescue Technician, Vehicle & Machinery Technician, Trench Rescue Operational, and EMT. Additional training includes Pump Operator, Aerial Operator, Public Information Officer, Haz-Mat Operational and NIMS 100 thru 800.
In addition to his duties as Fire Chief in Nichols; Chief Kingsbury serves as the Chairman of the Fairfield County Haz-Mat Team, is an adjunct Instructor for the Connecticut Fire Academy, and chairs ESF-4 Logistics and Resource Management for the Region-1 Emergency Planning Team.