Jeffrey Morrissette

State Fire Organization

Jeffrey Morrissette serves as the State Fire Administrator for the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Commission on Fire Prevention & Control having served in that capacity since 1992. The agency supports Connecticut’s fire service with training (Connecticut Fire Academy), certification, public fire and life safety education, statewide mutual aid coordination and fiscal/administrative services. Prior to appointment as Fire Administrator, he served as the Commission’s Director of Certification, beginning in 1984 and Acting State Director of Fire Training in 1991.

Jeff served as an active volunteer firefighter and Deputy Fire Marshal in his home community retiring in 2020 following 40 years of service.

He holds degrees in both fire protection and technical education from Oklahoma State University. His education and training include numerous state and national certifications as well as completion of course work and a management internship at the National Fire Academy

In 2008, representing IFSTA he Co-chaired the International Conference on Firefighting and Disaster Preparedness at Kangwon National University in Samcheok, Republic of Korea.

Jeff previously served on the NFPA 1000 technical committee and currently represents IFSTA on the NFPA Fire Service Training committee. In addition, he has served on numerous IFSTA committees including Company Officer, Essentials, Introduction to Fire Cause and Origin, Fire Department Safety Officer and Fire and Emergency Service Safety Officer. Jeff was first elected to the IFSTA Executive Board in 1999, serving two terms as Chair.

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