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Prepare To Act Team of Safety Professionals and Training Instructors

Chris Marciano

Chris Marciano has been with the Watertown Police Department since August of 1997.  He spent the first eleven years of his career assigned to the patrol division.  In 2008 he had the opportunity to expand his experience by a being assigned to a specialty unit under the auspices of the Connecticut State Police.  During this assignment he was promote to the rank of Detective within the Watertown Police Department.  In April of 2011 after two and a half years assigned with the State Police he returned to the Investigative Services unit where he serves today. 

Chris has been a certified EMT since the summer of 1993 and currently holds a certification with the State of Connecticut as an Emergency Medical Services Instructor.

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Clint Hyduchak

Clint Hyduchak’s passion for emergency services and public safety started 24 years ago when he joined a local volunteer Fire Department and he has been a Firefighter ever since. He has held many certifications throughout the years including Emergency

Medical Technician, Medical Response Technician, State of CT Firefighter I & Firefighter II. As well as Firefighting, EMS and being a State of CT Certified Security Officer, Clint is also a Public Safety Dispatcher for a local municipality.

In addition to the standard requirements of the position, he is also trained in Advanced Law Enforcement Dispatch, Advanced Fire Service Dispatch and Active Shooting Response. Clint is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and an avid firearms enthusiast who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the sport of target shooting with others. Clint’s experience has been beneficial in designing some of the courses at Prepare to Act, including our Child Sitter Awareness Program, Stranger Danger and many more. Clint plans on developing many new ideas and courses with a focus on benefitting Prepare to Act and its students.

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Matt DaSilva
Instructor/Course Developer/Range Master

Matthew DaSilva has over six years experience as a police officer & field training officer.  Matt has created and implemented several training courses for his department’s youth Explorer program and training division. Matt is a certified POST instructor.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Matt served in the military with multiple deployments and has attended several military schools to include: combat lifesaver, squad designated marksman, LINES combatives and primary leadership development. Matt is a UCONN graduate in Political Science and Criminal Justice and holds several certifications to teach: officer safety/mechanics of arrest, defensive tactics/combatives, handcuffing, baton, pepper spray/OC,  firearms including pistol, shotgun and patrol rifle, decision shooting and use of force. 

Matt has attended several training and development courses to include criminal street gangs and the FBI’s active shooter response program and has been an active participant in several of the annual CT SWAT challenges.  Matt’s drive and determination to better himself as a lifelong student in his arts brings a new level of training to the Prepare to Act Team.

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Adrienne Fiege
Youth Program Director

Adrienne has over 10 years of experience working with children and families. She was promoted to Site Facilitator of The Extended Learning Program at the Academy for International Studies in Danbury, CT at the age of 20. She developed the program into the highest ranking After School Program in the district. Her passion for working with children carried over to Prepare To Act, where she created Action Hero Camp, along with several of our other youth programs. She has been an American Red Cross Disaster Services Volunteer since October 2012, and provided immediate services and care to the families and community affected by the Newtown tragedy. Adrienne has plans to develop the basis of Action Hero Camp into a yearlong program and expand our community service projects to better benefit our youth and the Watertown area.


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Jackson came into our lives during the summer of 2010 when he was found abandoned in a park in Newington. 

To this day we don’t know how long he was left there alone with two fractures in his back legs, he was about six months at the time.  We rescued him and saved him twenty minutes before the unthinkable was going to happen.  Since he has entered our lives he has brought a love, devotion and a value to our lives that make us question how we lived without him.  Jackson plays a strong and powerful role in delivering our message in our Anti-Bullying Campaign.  He loves milk bones and his stuffed monkey!

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