Dan Warzoha, 68, Greenwich Emergency Management Director

On Sunday afternoon Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo emailed local media to say that Dan Warzoha, Greenwich Emergency Management Operations Director, had died.

In his email, Camillo did not include a cause of death.

As recently as Friday, Warzoha, 68, was in communication with local media about storm preparedness for Henri, having spent Friday in meetings with municipal, state and regional partners and officials.

Camillo noted that Warzoha, former Greenwich Fire Department Chief and long time volunteer firefighter, had a lifelong love for his hometown, steadfast dedication to public safety, and immense pride as a son of Glenville.

“His legacy will also include his central role during one of the most challenging times of the modern era,” Camillo said, adding, Dan’s daily presence, reassuring demeanor, vast institutional knowledge, strong network of contacts at the state level, and affable nature was a comfort to all of us who worked with him at the Town’s Emergency Operations Center.

Dan Warzoha photographed after presenting the five-year South Western Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Feb 11, 2016. Credit: Leslie Yager. Photo: Leslie Yager

In his consultant role as emergency management operations director, Warzoha coordinated emergency response plans among Town and private organizations playing ancillary roles in responding to an incident of mass casualty, disaster or bioterrorism including municipal departments, agencies, such as the Red Cross, Greenwich Hospital and private industry and businesses.

“Dan dedicated his life to Greenwich, and to its people, Camillo said. “The town, and those people he served, will forever be grateful. We ask that everyone please keep the Warzoha family in your thoughts and prayers today.”