Chief Bradley recently retired from the Hanover, New Hampshire, Fire Department where he began work in 1964 as a Junior Volunteer while attending Hanover High School. He graduated Albany Business College in 1969, and joined the Hanover Fire Department as a full-time firefighter. Bradley progressed through the ranks and was appointed fire chief in August 1986. In 1987, he graduated the National Fire Academy's EFO program. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs, and he is a past president of the IAFC New England Division.