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.
Brendan M. Burns
Assistant Chief Burns has been a member of the Manchester Fire Department since 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, Captain in 2013 and District Chief in May of 2016. On September 29, 2019, he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief.
Assistant Chief Burns serves as the City of Manchester's Assistant Director of Emergency Management. He holds a Master's Degree in leadership from Granite State College, a B.S. in Emergency Services Managment from Granite State College as well as an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College. He is also a graduate of the State of NH Public Supervisor program, Certified HazMat Technician, Fire Service Instructor III, Certified Incident Safety Officer and is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. He is a 2013 recipient of the NH Union Leader's "40 under 40" award and was twice recognized as the Manchester Firefighters Local 856 "Member of the Year."
Assistant Chief Burns resides in Londonderry, NH with his wife and three children where he is active in the community as a youth and school softball coach and youth sports league president.