"Tim has a clear appreciation of the responsibility of the Public Safety Commissioners position and knows how to work cooperatively within and across departments. "
Retired Fire Chiefs Endorse Tim Coll for Public Safety Commissioner:
As former Fire Chiefs, we represent nearly a quarter century of administrative management for the Saratoga Springs Fire Department. During that time, we navigated the challenges of the rapidly changing demands of today’s response ready fire service.
In recent years, we have seen the emergence of new demands on services such as hazardous materials, code enforcement, NFPA and OSHA regulations, rigorous training requirements and Emergency Medical and Ambulance Services. We know all too well the critical importance of having a cohesive vision and a trustworthy relationship with the Public Safety Administration.
We were able to successfully navigate these challenges in great part because of the relationship fostered between the Fire Administration and Public Safety Administration. We were fortunate to work with several administrations who listened to and respected the work and vision we put forth for the department. Unfortunately, the current administration does not share the same vision nor have the same respect as was demonstrated during our tenure as Fire Chiefs.
In contrast, Commissioner of Public Safety candidate Tim Coll brings with him decades of experience, working side by side with other government agencies of all levels. Tim has a clear appreciation of the responsibility of the Public Safety Commissioners position and knows how to work cooperatively within and across departments. He understands that getting the job done requires an astute level of mutual respect between all who operate under the chain of command and within government. It is because of that and his knowledge of first responder operations that we proudly and enthusiastically endorse Tim Coll as the next Commissioner of Public Safety.
Fire Chief – Retired
1995 – 2009
Fire Chief – Retired
2009 – 2019
Assistant Fire Chief – Retired
2006 – 2011