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Fire Chief

Robert A. Talloni

Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director

National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD – Instructor for Fire Chief Courses
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Certified

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) – Member
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF AFL-CIO-CLC) - Retired Member


Master’s Degree in Public Administration
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Administration
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

Certificate Programs – University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
  1. Hazardous Materials
  2. Industrial Fire Protection
  3. Fire Prevention
  4. Arson Investigation

Educational Awards

University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
  1. Graduate Degree: Sigma Beta Delta; International Honor Society in Business, Management and Administration.
  2. Undergraduate Degree: Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society.

Emergency Management Institute (FEMA)
  1. Certificate of Achievement

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
  1. National Incident Management System (NIMS): 112 Certifications - including IS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800.

Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC)
  1. Professional Level, Certified May 2013
  2. Advanced Level, Certified: May 2012
  3. Basic Level Certified, May 2011

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA): Eight (8) Certifications - including Terrorism and Emergency Planning.


Harrisburg, PA (Capital City) Bureau of Fire - Retired: Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, and Emergency Management Coordinator, Director of City’s Crisis Management Team - 4 years.

Norwalk, CT Norwalk Fire Department – Retired, 29 years of Service, Ranks held: Deputy Chief, Deputy Chief of Departmental Training, Captain, Lieutenant, Fire Inspector and Firefighter/EMT – Fire Union Local 830 - Ranked 1st on every Promotional Exam.

Connecticut Fire Academy, Windsor Locks, CT
Retired: Chief Instructor for Hazardous Materials Programs
Advanced: Instructor to Senior Instructor to one of only six State Chief Instructors

Bridgeport Military Academy, Bridgeport, CT – Former Instructor

Former Sponsoring Agency Chief for Pennsylvania Task Force One, Urban Search and Rescue, FEMA Special Operations.

Former Board of Director Member: Community LifeTeam Ambulance, Pinnacle Health Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Promotional Exam Oral Assessor – Most recently The City of Philadelphia Fire Department, PA; City of Lancaster, PA; City of York, PA; Fredericks County Fire and Rescue, VA; City of Bridgeport, CT; Merced Fire Department, Merced, CA.

Featured Speaker for Neighborhood Community Events, Private Organizations, Public Functions, and upon request.


National Fire Academy Training, Emmitsburg, MD
  • Fire Chief Courses
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Command & Control of Incident Operations
  • Fire Arson Detection
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hazardous Materials Instructor Training
  • Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents

Pro-Board Professional Certifications
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Safety Officer
  • Fire Service Instructor II, I
  • Fire Officer II, I
  • Firefighter III, II, I
  • Pump Operator

Citations Most Valued
  • Extraordinary Patriotic Service Award: Veterans of Foreign Wars 603 Norwalk, CT
  • Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Award: Norwalk, CT
  • Meritorious Service Award: Disabled American Veterans, Norwalk, CT
  • Distinguished Service Award, Greater Norwalk, CT Chamber of Commerce
  • Award of Recognition, Greater Norwalk, CT Chamber of Commerce
  • Proclamation - Mayor, City of Harrisburg, PA

Previous Turlock Fire Chiefs

For questions about the Fire Department, please contact:

Turlock Fire Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5580
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed daily 12PM - 1PM

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