William Daywalt Jr., MPA, CFO, FM

Deputy Fire Marshal,
Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services

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Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services
Bronze Most Valuable Member


I am a results-oriented, skilled executive leader with proven management abilities.  I have over 20 years of professional experience in local government and more than 31 years of experience in public safety.  I am serving Upper Merion Township as the Deputy Fire Marshal within the Fire and Rescue Services Division. I have worked for the municipality for over 20 years.  I have held several fire department positions up to and including Fire Chief.  I hold professional designations for Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Fire Marshal (FM) from the Center of Public Safety Excellence, MIFireE from the Institution of Fire Engineers to name a few. My areas of certification include emergency management, fire department administration and management, emergency scene incident management and operations, fire / arson investigation, fire engineering, fire instructor, fire inspector, commercial / residential building inspector, firefighter, hazardous materials technician, public educator, rescue technician and homeland security.  I have a Master Degree in Public Administration with a minor in Emergency Management and a Bachelor Degree is Fire Service Administration.  I am currently working on completing the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) at the National Fire Academy.

Job History

Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
Commission on Professional Credentialing (Fire Marshal Designation - FM)
March 2012 - present

Upper Merion Township (PA)
Deputy Fire Marshal / Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
January 2010 - present

Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
Commission on Professional Credentialing (Chief Fire Officer Designation - CFO)
January 2009 - present

King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company (PA)
Fire Chief (Retired)
January 1986 - January 2011

Upper Merion Township (PA)
Engineering Coordinator
January 1997 - January 2010