Gary McCarraher is a senior public safety advisor for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority), serving public safety stakeholders in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. He has 45 years of experience with fire and EMS, including serving as fire chief of three fire departments. Additionally, he was a local emergency management director for 20 years. Prior to working for the FirstNet Authority, Gary was an adjunct professor in Fire and Emergency Management subjects at the undergraduate and graduate level. He holds a master’s degree in public administration.