Within the VDFP are the Office of the Executive Director, Administration and Support Branch, Operations Branch, Training and Technical Services Branch, State Fire Marshal's Office, and the Virginia Fire Services Board. For a further look into VDFP, take a look at the VDFP Organizational Flow Chart.
Office of the Executive Director
The Executive Director is responsible for executive level supervision to agency staff; budgeting guidance; strategic planning; validation of programs; coordination of policy; guidance on state preparedness issues; assistance with coordination of statewide training and education programs; and agency response to large scale emergencies to support local jurisdictions. As outlined in the Virginia Emergency Operations Plan (VEOP), the VDFP Executive Director is designated as the Chief, Urban Fire Service. VDFP employs 458 personnel across 7 division office locations in the state and the agency administers an annual budget of over $29 million.
Within the VDFP are the Office of the Executive Director, Administration and Support Branch, Training and Operations Branch, Training and Technical Services Branch, State Fire Marshal's Office and the Virginia Fire Services Board.
Administrative and Support Branch
The Administration and Support Branch manages six program areas: Financial Services; Grants and Local Aid; Marketing and Communications; Policy, Planning and Legislation; Fire Data and Statistics, and Procurement. This branch, in conjunction with the Department of Human Resource Management, also handles all personnel and employee relations issues as they pertain to human resource management.
- Financial Services - manages accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bookstore operations, grants and local aid administration and funds disbursements, fixed assets, budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, cash management, internal auditing, and Agency Risk Management and Internal Controls Standards (ARMICS).
- Grants and Local Aid manages all the grants in the agency. Grants include Aid to Localities; Burn Building Grants; Technology Grants; Virginia Fire Service Board Mini Grants, Conference and Education Assistance,; Be Safe Fire Grants; Emergency Fund Grants; Get Alarmed Virginia; Home Safe home, Virginia!; and Virginia Dry Hydrant Grant.
- Marketing and Communications, which manages the marketing efforts for VDFP; develops brochures and other printed materials; develops press releases; coordinates events; maintains media affairs; coordinates, develops and implements statewide public fire and life safety education programs.
- Policy, Planning and Legislation tracks legislation pertinent to the fire and emergency services community; acts as legislative liaison between the Fire and EMS community ; provides legislative summaries as well as legislative tracking during General Assembly; develops and implements policies; provides data collection,analysis, and information reporting.
- Procurement, which is responsible for procurement and payment of products and services for VDFP.
- Fire Data and Statistics manages the technological infrastructure of computer network, agency databases,and Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS)
Training and Operations Branch
The Training and Operations Branch is responsible for the development and implementation of training curriculum. The Operations Branch currently has 7 division offices throughout Virginia. Each area represents the fire departments within their designated region and provides training course work and instruction for firefighters, emergency service personnel and citizens.
- Division 1 - Richmond, VA
- Division 2 - Orange, VA
- Division 3 - Farmville, VA
- Division 4 - Marion, VA
- Division 5 - Hampton, VA
- Division 6 - Roanoke, VA
- Division 7 - Fairfax, VA
Training and Technical Services Branch
The Training and Technical Services Branch oversees the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA), Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF), Logistics, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Quality Assurance for Fire Service Training Record System (FSTRS), and Technical Rescue (TR) Programs.
- Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA)
- Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF)
- National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- Quality Assurance for Fire Service Training Record System (FSTRS), Fire Service Training Record System (FSTRS), and Information Technology
- Technical Rescue (TR)
State Fire Marshal's Office
The State Fire Marshal's Office (SFMO) provides many services to provide safety to life and property from fire for the citizens of the Commonwealth. The SFMO currently have five regional offices throughout Virginia. Additional Information on the State Fire Marshal's Office:
- State Fire Marshal's Office Programs
- State Fire Marshal Regional Offices
- Explosives Programs
- Fireworks Programs
Virginia Fire Services Board
The Virginia Fire Services Board is the policy making board within VDFP and consists of 15 appointed positions to represent various fire service organizations throughout Virginia as well as the general public. Thank you for visiting the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. Please contact VDFP with any questions/concerns or to let us know how we can better assist you.