Assistant Chief William Atkinson has been a professional firefighter since 1993. A native of Nashua, Assistant Chief Atkinson has been in the fire service since 1984. He was appointed to Nashua Fire Rescue in 1995, promoted to Lieutenant in 2004, Captain in 2015, Deputy Chief in December 2020 and Acting Assistant Chief February 2022 and Assistant Chief in March 2022..
Assistant Chief Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Service Management from Granite State College. He holds an associate degree in Fire Science from New Hampshire Technical College. Chief Atkinson is one of the original members of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician. He served as the hazmat team captain from 2015 to 2017. In addition, he holds numerous state and national certifications.
Assistant Chief Atkinson and his wife reside in Brookline and have two grown daughters.