Fire Chief (Ret.), City of Groton (CT) Fire Department
Chief DeLia (ret.) is a 40-plus-year veteran of the fire service. He has a BS in fire service administration from Empire State College and is CT state certified as a Fire Officer IV. He has served in leadership roles in state and regional IMT, Haz-Mat, and US&R Teams. He is a senior fire service consultant for JLN Associates and an Instructor at the National Fire Academy in CRR.