New fire chief in it for the long haul

NORWICH – Norwich’s new fire chief has been with the department for 11 years, and has lived in Norwich for nearly 20. With longstanding ties to the community, he hopes he will be able to serve area residents as the Norwich fire chief in the best capacity possible.



Two weeks ago, Tracy Chawgo was appointed to the position, achieving a goal that he has been aiming for since he was hired as the Norwich EMS Coordinator 11 years ago. “Every interview I’ve had over the years, I always said some day I wanted to be the fire chief,” Chawgo said. “I’m honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the community in this capacity.”

Chawgo and his wife both attended high school in South New Berlin, and the new chief explained he has been involved in medical pursuits ever since he graduated, first working as a medic in the United States Army, and then as the shift captain for Utica Ambulance and the director of operations for Superior. Chawgo is certified as a CPR instructor and as an advanced cardiac care technician.


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