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City of Hartford Welcomes Tony Burgard

The City of Hartford welcomed Tony Burgard to the Hartford Fire and Rescue Department. Tony formerly served as Chief of the Richfield Fire Company. Tony will be formally appointed by the Hartford Common Council on February 13 as Assistant Chief, which he will serve until May 4, 2024 at which time he will take over as Chief of the department upon the retirement of current Chief Paul Stephans.

Burgard was recommended by the Police and Fire Commission. The formal recommendation was issued to the Hartford City Council.

Tony Burgard served as the Fire Chief of the Richfield Volunteer Fire Company for the past four years. He has been with the Company a total of 19 years, beginning in 2004.

Burgard earned a bachelor's degree in fire and emergency response from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. 

The Police and Fire Commission received over 12 applications and conducted six interviews with qualified applicants.

Photo provided by the City of Hartford.