§ 9.1-202. Virginia Fire Services Board; membership; terms; compensation.

A. The Virginia Fire Services Board (the Board) is established as a policy board within the meaning of § 2.2-2100 in the executive branch of state government. The Board shall consist of 15 members to be appointed by the Governor as follows: a representative of the insurance industry; two members of the general public with no connection to the fire services, one of whom shall be a representative of those industries affected by SARA Title III and OSHA training requirements; one member each from the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, the Virginia State Firefighters Association, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters, the Virginia Fire Service Council, the Virginia Fire Prevention Association, the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, the Virginia Municipal League, and the Virginia Association of Counties; a local fire marshal as defined by § 27-30; and a certified Virginia fire service instructor. Of these appointees, at least one shall be a volunteer firefighter. The State Forester and a member of the Board of Housing and Community Development appointed by the chairman of that Board shall serve as ex officio members of the Board.

Each of the organizations represented shall submit names for the Governor’s consideration in making these appointments.

Purpose: The Virginia Fire Services Board within the Virginia Department of Fire Programs shall have the responsibility for promoting the coordination of the efforts of fire service organizations at the state and local levels.

Board Committees and Subcommittee

Committees: The are four (4) standing committees on the Virginia Fire Services Board who serve at the pleasure of the Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall appoint the Chair and members of all committees, except that the Vice-Chairman of the Board will be Chair of Administration, Policy and Finance.

  1. Committee on Administration, Policy and Finance;
  2. Committee on Fire Education and Training;
  3. Committee on Fire Prevention and Control and;
  4. Live Structure Committee.

Standing Subcommittee.  There is one (1) standing subcommittee on the Virginia Fire Services Board. The Chairman of the Board appoints the Chair and members of the subcommittees.  All subcommittee appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the Chairman of the Board.

  1. Codes and Standards Subcommittee

Contact Information

Virginia Fire Services Board Members