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Chief Daniel A. Goonan
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.

Assistant Chief Andre R. Parent
Assistant Chief
Andre R. Parent

Assistant Chief Parent has been a member of the Manchester Fire Department since 1988. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2015 and District Chief in March of 2020. On October 4, 2020, he was promoted to Assistant Fire Chief.

Assistant Chief Parent perviously served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. and began his firefighting career with the Derry Fire Department in 1986.  He is currently enrolled in a B.S. for Management program, holds a Associates Degree in Fire Science from Lakes Region Community College and attended Manchester Central High School.

Assistant Chief Parent resides in Manchester, NH with his wife.  They have four children and five grandchildren.