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Event: August 24 - 27, 2020
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Bill Purcell

Fire, Police, Homeland Security Specialist
Sytech Corporation


I started in the fire service over fifty years ago. After volunteering at Hose Company Number 4 in Harrisonburg/Rockingham Virginia where I still serve as a member of the Board of Directors, I moved to a career position as a professional firefighter for the City of Staunton, Virginia. In 1974, I accepted a position as a firefighter for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia. I remained a public safety employee in Charlottesville for thirty-three years. At the rank of Battalion Chief in special operations, I retired in 2006.

After retirement, I accepted a position with the SyTech Corporation of Alexandria, Virginia. My function was to serve the company as the public safety advisor for the new project called the Commonwealth’s Link to Interoperable Communications (COMLINC). For over 14 years, I have been working with stakeholders around the State of Virginia to make COMLINC a success using the RIOS system. It has been my honor to work on this remarkable project. My goal has always been, make interoperability real.

Fire Science Degree- J. Sgt Reynolds, Certificate in Business – Piedmont Virginia Community College, Studied – National Fire Academy

Public Safety Volunteer - Greene County Sheriff’s Office,
Numerous Volunteer Programs – Work with Special Needs Children, Toy Lift, Shop with A Cop Fund Raising
Life Member - Hose Company # 4 and The Ruckersville Volunteer Fire Company
Member of numerus associations