Anthony Barrero, an Arlington, Virginia native and graduate of Troy State University, currently serves as the chief of the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA).
His professional background spans over three decades in fire and rescue, with significant experiences in many areas of fire service. These experiences include current and past certifications and qualifications in fire prevention, training, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), suppression, investigations and hazardous materials.
Anthony has held command level positions in operations, hazmat and fire investigations, suppression, and EMS. Anthony is also certified as a fire inspector, fire investigator, suppression officer, and law enforcement officer with full police powers. Anthony has served on the International Code Council, a two-year term on the Building Code-Fire Safety Committee, and served as the deputy fire marshal for Fairfax County, until he would later retire, as deputy fire chief.
After retiring, Anthony accepted the position of deputy chief of the Virginia Fire Marshal Academy (VFMA) with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP). In the spring of 2020, Anthony was promoted to chief of VFMA.
In Anthony’s spare time he can be found enjoying the company of his family and friends, boating, fishing, golfing and exploring the Virginia byways on his Harley.