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Delaware State Fire School

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1461 Chestnut Grove Rd
Dover, DE 19904

Phone:  (302) 739-4773
Fax:  (302) 739-6245

Office Hours:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday

Web:  statefireschool.delaware.gov          Email:  fire.school@delaware.gov


Senior Instructor William “Tucker” Dempsey Headshot Image

Tucker Dempsey
Delaware State Fire School Director

Deputy Director

Senior Instructor Chad Ingram Headshot Image

Chad Ingram

Deputy Director

Curriculum Oversight, Staff Duty Schedules, and Part 107/Drone Courses and Certification

Program Managers

Kent County Division

Senior Instructor/Division Manager William "Billy" Baker Headshot Image

William “Billy” Baker

Senior Instructor
Division Manager

Fire Instructor I – II, New Instructor Orientation, Driver Operator, Fit Testing, EVO Classes, Lesson Plan Review, and Kent County In-Service classes

Jeffrey L. Brown

Senior Instructor

Intro to Emer. Services, Structural FF Skills, Hazmat Resp. Skills, Recruit Classes, FFI-II Blended, Crew Leader, Fire Alarm Systems, Phase 5 Classes, Instructor Aides, Engine and Truck Company Operations, and Firefighter Training Waivers  

Mike Frazer

Senior Instructor

Hazardous Materials Programs, Aircraft Rescue, Air Monitoring, and Foam Classes

Jeffrey N. Brown
Senior Instructor

Officer In-Service Courses (350), Blue Card–ICS, Fire Officer I-II-III-IV, Fire Ops I-II-III, Fire Inspector Courses, Junior Fire Camp, Aerial Apparatus Operations, Arson Awareness, and Tuition Reimbursement Program

Chris Riale
Senior Instructor

Rescue Programs, Basic and Advanced Vehicle, Confined Space, High Angle and Rope, Water, and Elevator Rescue Courses, Firefighter Survival, and RIT

Senior Instructor Kimberly O'Malley Headshot Image

Kimberly O’Malley
Senior Instructor

Recruitment & Retention, Child Care Programs, DSFS Tours, Injury Prevention Programs and Displays, Safe Kids, and Safety Programs – Schools

New Castle Division

Patricia Fox

Senior Instructor
Division Manager

EMT and EMT Refresher Classes, EMT Reciprocity Classes, Field Training Officer, Active Shooter Classes, RRO Programs, EMS Protocols, EMT in High School liaison, Camp Fury, and New Castle County In-Service Classes

Senior Instructor Vincent "Vinnie" Miller Headshot Image

Vincent “Vinnie” Miller

Senior Instructor

Certification Testing, Online Learning, Traffic Incident Management, Fire Police Classes, Instructor, Officer and Admin Seminars, NFA Courses, NIMS-ICS Courses, and Harassment Awareness

Brandon Clark

Senior Instructor

CEU Classes, NAEMT Courses, EMR, LEMR and EMR Refresher Classes, EMS Protocol Classes, CPR/AED Classes, Active Shooter Classes, and RRO Programs

Sussex Division

Senior Instructor Craig R. Stephens Headshot Image

Craig Stephens

Senior Instructor
Division Manager

General In-Service Programs (150-250), Industrial Classes Industrial In-Service, Brigade Classes, and Sussex County In-Service Classes

Michael W. Lowe

Senior Instructor

DSFS Displays, Police Classes, Fire Safety Programs, Fire Safety- Seminars, Health Care Seminars, Public Information Officer, and Custodial Classes

Program Support Staff

Christine Murabito
Administrative Officer / Office Manager

Sharon Barr
Accounts Payable, EMT Programs

Melinda Messick
Fire Programs, Certification Testing, EMR Programs

Kylee Nash
Reception, Room Reservation, CPR Programs

Stephanie Stewart
Industrial/Rescue/Fire Safety Programs

Maintenance Staff

Michael Ingram
Maintenance Supervisor

Mike Chillas
Maintenance Technician

Daniel Fox
Maintenance Technician

Delaware State Fire School Locations

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Dover Training Center

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Delaware State Fire School Dover – Kent County (KCD)

1461 Chestnut Grove Rd
Dover, DE 19904

39.168248, -75.5926598

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Kent County QR Code for the Dover / Kent County Location

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Sussex Division

Delaware State Fire School Georgetown – Sussex County (SCD)

22705 Park Avenue
Georgetown, DE 19947

38.686517, -75.347178

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New Castle Division

Delaware State Fire School New Castle – New Castle County (NCD)

2311 McArthur Drive New Castle, DE 19720

39.690489, -75.615488

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