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Michael P. Gonynor, M.P.A, Program Coordinator

Michael is a 14-year veteran of the Massachusetts fire service. He currently serves as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Town of Southbridge. 

Michael holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Anna Maria College. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.  Michael also obtained his Paramedic Certificate right here at QCC. 

He has been a member of the QCC family for 6 years, first as an associate instructor for the Paramedic Program and later the Fire Science Program.  Michael started as coordinator in the summer of 2014. 

He has also served in many capacities of the fire service including training coordinator, certified Fire Instructor II, EMS Coordinator, training program development, staff development, as well as service data analysis. 

Stedroy Hortance, B.S, M.P.A

Stedroy’s career in Emergency Services began in the year 2001. In 2001, he graduated with his B.S in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He then became a Firefighter in the United States Army Reserve where he served for nine years and received an honorable discharge. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Emergency Management in 2013 with Anna Maria College. Stedroy has been a senior level career firefighter for the City of Newton since 2002 and is currently working as an Adjunct Instructor in the Fire Science program at Quinsigamond Community College.   

Jeffrey K. Lowe, M.S. CFI

Jeffrey is a 30-year veteran of the Massachusetts fire service. He has served in every rank within the fire service and currently serves as Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Rutland. 

Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven, as well as having decades of specialized training in fire investigation in both the public and private sectors. 

Jeff currently oversees the fire investigation unit for EFI Global. This includes a team of experienced fire investigators who travel throughout the east coast. The EFI team operates on a multi-million dollar budget and is responsible for determining the causes for many local and regional incidents. He is also a certified private investigator. 

He is affiliated with such agencies as the NFPA, National Association of Fire Investigators, and National Association of Arson Investigators.  Jeff has also been a featured speaker at insurance conferences in both Massachusetts and New York. 

Kenneth Milligan

I’ve been in the fire service since 1987. I began as a call fire fighter in Northbridge and going on to full time in Blackstone in 1990.  I became a basic EMT in 1988 and a paramedic in 1996. I have worked for various private ambulance services over the years as well and was on-call on Northborough Fire Department for a short time, 1996-1999.  I started on Westborough Fire Department in 1999 as one of the first firefighter/paramedics hired when they began their ALS program.  During the past 19 years at Westborough Fire Department I have also functioned as the CPR coordinator, public schools liaison, dive team member, and fire prevention officer.  Currently I am still a fire prevention officer and I am the dive team coordinator.  I am a credentialed Fire Prevention Officer level 2 and hold several various certifications in SCUBA including search and recovery, dive rescue, and scuba life saving and accident management.  I hold a B.S. in Fire Science, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Anna Maria College in 2010.  I also earned an A.S. in Business Administration and an A.S. in Fire Science from Quinsigamond Community College. Currently an adjunct faculty at QCC teaching the Fire Prevention class.