City of Hartford Fire Department
Shelly L. Carter is a 21-year veteran with the City of Hartford Fire Department who is currently assigned as the House Captain at Engine Company 10. Captain Carter began her career with the department in July of 1999 as a structural firefighter and has been promoted within her department to Driver/ Engineer, Lieutenant/Fire Marshals Office, Executive Officer, and House Captain at Engine Co. 5 and Engine Company.
Captain Carter has received numerous certifications in her career as a firefighter and officer. She is an instructor for the Connecticut State Fire Academy and spends a lot of time teaching diversity and inclusion around the country. She has a Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
Captain Carter is the Founder of Girls Future Firefighter Camp. “GFFC” is an interactive camp for girls ages 13-18 that teaches young ladies everything there is to know about public safety. The camp was created four years ago and has become a huge success in the State of Connecticut. GFFC is the first of its kind in the state.
Captain Carter is the Connecticut State Representative for the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services. She is a member of the Capital Region Fire Marshals Association, International Association of Arson Investigators, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, Connecticut Instructors Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and a member of the Connecticut State USAR team.
Shelly is the wife of retired firefighter Brainard Carter together they have a blended family of seven children.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET