Government Affairs

The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) is a Virginia state agency under the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security. VDFP interacts with all levels of government by providing timely and accurate information regarding Virginia’s fire and emergency services. The Government Affairs staff act as legislative liaisons between the Fire and EMS community and members of the Virginia General Assembly, Governor’s Policy Office, and the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Government Affairs is also responsible for tracking legislation and other policy developments related to the fire and emergency services community, regularly updating VDFP’s strategic plan and performance metrics to reflect changes in operating environments, priorities and emerging issues.