Fire Chief Kevin E. Cooney is a 35 year member of the South Windsor (CT) Fire Department; all volunteer 130 member organization. He started his fire service career following his Dad’s footsteps and rose through the ranks and currently serving as Fire Chief.
In addition to serving with the South Windsor Vol. Fire Department, Kevin is a 20 year + career Fire Officer with the Manchester (CT) Fire- Rescue-EMS Department / IAFF Local 1579.
Chief Cooney is Commander Emeritus of the Connecticut Statewide Honor Guard (CTHG). He is a co-founding member of the CTHG and is still active with the organization. Kevin is also a former Commander of local Honor Guards with South Windsor and Manchester (IAFF local 1579) Fire Departments. With his Honor Guard passion, he has been active with the Foundation during the Memorial Weekends as well as local and State Memorials. Kevin is well known and respected for his long tenure of attending LODD services throughout New England supporting the families and Brothers and Sisters of our Fallen.
Chief Cooney holds numerous Officer / Instructor certifications from the CT Fire Academy, National Fire Academy and is also a Certified Fire Marshal.
Chief Cooney is active with many fire service organizations: IAFC/VCOS, Currently serving as President of the CT Fire Chief’s Association, CT Fire Department Instructors Association (past Treasurer and Secretary), Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan (former Director and Deputy Coordinator), NFA Alumni Assoc. (former CT Co-coordinator), CT IAAI, CT Fire Marshals Assoc., and many social fire related groups. He also serves on the CT Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Committee.
Kevin resides in South Windsor, CT with the love of his life, Christine, and their daughters.