Kenneth L. Dunn, Assistant Fire Chief, Community Risk Reduction
Chief Dunn a 28-year veteran of the fire service, 25 of which he has served with Henrico Division of Fire working through the ranks as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, and division chief. Prior to his appointment to Assistant Fire Chief, Kenny served as an Operations Division Chief, Western District and Chief Fire Marshal. Chief Dunn has served as a Board Member of the Virginia Fire Prevention Association and is currently secretary of the Richmond Metro Fire Chief’s Association.
Chief Dunn holds certifications in technical rescue, hazardous materials response and fire prevention inspections and fire investigations. He currently retains law enforcement powers as a Virginia Fire Marshal and has achieved certification as Virginia Fire Official. Chief Dunn has been a member of the Division’s Hazardous Incident Team and the Heavy and Technical Rescue Team.
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Community Risk Reduction
Andrew Baxter, Assistant Fire Chief, Professional Services
Chief Baxter began his career with the Division of Fire in 1995 as a member of Recruit School #32. Throughout his career he has filled many roles including engine officer, truck officer, squad officer, Training Coordinator, EMS Field Supervisor, and Battalion Chief.
Chief Baxter possesses a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
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Professional Services is comprised of the Business Management section and the Human Resources section. Business Management personnel are responsible for capital projects including fire station construction and renovation, budget development and management, and apparatus fleet management. Human Resources personnel manage Fire Training, Professional Development and Internal Affairs.
Human Resources and Training
Mike Cox, Assistant Fire Chief, Operations
Chief Cox has been employed with the Division of Fire since 1990. He is responsible for the Operations Section that includes 20 engine companies, five truck companies, three heavy rescue squads, and 14 advanced life support ambulances operating from 20 fire stations. His experience includes assignments to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team, Technical Rescue Team Leader and member of the Central Virginia Division 1 Technical Rescue Team, operational battalion chief, Chief of EMS and Special Operations, and is currently a program manager with the Central Virginia Incident Management Team. Mike holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.
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The Operations section is responsible for the delivery of emergency fire, EMS, rescue and HAZMAT services to over 300,000 citizens of the County of Henrico. The commander of the section is an Assistant Fire Chief who directly supervises three District Chiefs, the EMS Chief and the Training Academy Chief. Six Battalion Chiefs are also assigned to Operations to assist the District Chiefs with the day-to-day management of fire suppression forces.
The Department provides protection utilizing 20 engine companies, 5 truck companies, 3 heavy rescue squads and 15 ALS (advanced life support) ambulances operating from twenty fire stations. We also have station personnel cross-trained to operate a technical rescue team, a regional HAZMAT response team, a Marine Patrol / water rescue team, a ground search and rescue team and a multi-casualty management team.
Daily staffing is three personnel per engine, truck Company and heavy squad. All ambulances are staffed with two firefighters at least one of which is an ALS provider. One District Chief and two Battalion Chiefs and two EMS captains round out the supervision on each of the three shifts.
D.C. Chief Harris
B.C. 1 Shaffer
B.C. 2 Vacant
EMS 1 Samuels
EMS 2 Hamilton
D.C. Chief Hudson
B.C. 1 Vacant
B.C. 2 Langford
EMS 1 Rowland
EMS 2 Rosenbaum
D.C. Chief Seay
B.C. 1 Chief Bartal
B.C. 2 Chief Woods
EMS 1 Capt. Aiken
EMS 2 Capt. Pagé