Daniel A. Goonan
Chief Goonan has been a member of the Manchester Fire Department since December 1984. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, Captain in 2000, and District Chief in 2003. In April of 2008 he was promoted to Deputy Chief in charge of Administration, Fire Prevention, Dispatch and Maintenance Division. In May of 2015, he was promoted to Assistant Chief.
Chief Goonan is a NH State Firefighter Level II, Hazmat Technician, Fire Service Instructor, and Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. He also serves as the Manchester Fire Department's Fitness Coordinator and is an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Peer Fitness Trainer. He has also completed the Management Curriculum at the National Fire Academy. In addition to the aforementioned credentials, Chief Goonan is also a certified CFO (Chief Fire Officer) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).
Chief Goonan serves as the City of Manchester's Director of Emergency Management, coordinating activities in the Emergency Operations Center, grant writing, and Seabrook Station Reception Center activities. He has served on City and State committees concerning Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Chief Goonan helped develop and implement the Safe Station Program. Safe Station is a program that acts as the first step for those seeking help from Substance Abuse Disorder. Opening its doors on his first day as Chief, he continues to speak on this subject both statewide and nationally, including visits to the White House.
He holds a B.S. in Public Safety Administration from Granite State College.
Richard P. McGahey
Assistant Chief McGahey has been a member of the Manchester Fire Department since 1989. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1998, Captain in 2007 and District Chief in May of 2015. On May 1, 2016 he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief.
Assistant Chief McGahey serves as the City of Manchester's Assistant Director of Emergency Management. He also serves as a Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Safety Division of Fire Standards and Training. He has a B.S. in Emergency Services Management from Granite State College, Associates Degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College, certificates in public supervision and public management, Firefighter Level III, Hazmat Technician, Fire Service Instructor and is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Assistant Chief McGahey was born and raised in Manchester and is a graduate of Manchester Memorial High School, class of 1984.