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Peter BurkeChiefHyannis Fire Department

Chief Burke joined Seekonk (MA) Fire Department as a career Firefighter/EMT in 2002. In 2012 Chief Burke accepted the position as Deputy Fire Chief of the Barnstable Fire District (MA) with primary responsibilities in training and fire prevention. He was responsible for several regional training initiatives engaging a wide variety of stakeholders. In 2017 he was appointed as the Fire Chief of the Hyannis Fire Department. Hyannis is a 9 square mile census designated urban area with a diverse population. He has worked closely with the Coast Guard as a member of the Area Maritime Security Committee and the Army National Guard in improving cooperation and communication. Burke is a technician and steering committee member on the regional District Hazardous Materials Response Team.  Burke is an instructor and program coordinator at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Burke is also an Adjunct Professor at Cape Cod Community College. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science from Providence College and a Master’s Degree in Emergency Management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Burke is a graduate of the Chief Fire Officer Program jointly conducted by the Firefighting Academy and UMASS Boston’s Collins Institute. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Leadership in Homeland Security Program and the Suffolk University Local Government Leadership and Management certificate program.