Jamey Brads is the Branch Chief for Training and Operations within the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. He oversees the seven training divisions, which coordinate fire training throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, plus the specialized training functions and quality assurance and curriculum development.
Jamey joined VDFP in 2016 as the Division Chief of Heavy Technical Rescue. He has 30-years of fire service experience in both volunteer and career positions in the Roanoke Valley.
He is a member of FEMA Virginia Task Force 2-Urban Search and Rescue, serves on three NFPA committees as well as the International Association of Fire Chiefs Urban Search & Rescue committee. Jamey currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the State Urban Search & Rescue Alliance.
Jamey is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Disaster Management.