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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Chief Smith Earns Chief Fire Officer & Chief EMS Officer Designation

Chief Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 14, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Chief, Dr. Hezedean A. Smith Earns Worldwide CFO and CEMSO Designation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On April 6, 2021, the Center for Public Safety Excellence conferred the (Renewal) Designation of C...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Chief Hezedean Smith Selected to Participate in Executive Development Program

Chief Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 17, 2021

Chief Smith competed with new fire chiefs and chief officers from across the country and Canada to become a member of the Fire Services Executive Development Institute (FESDI) 2021 cohort program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

CFD Trains for HazMat Emergencies

HazMat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 18, 2021

CFD conducts nearly three months of training to certify Hazardous Materials Technicians to handle spills and emergencies.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On March 13th, seven firefighters from Charlottesville Fire Department and th...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Department Conducts Implicit Bias Training

Charlottesville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 24, 2021

This training is part of the Charlottesville Fire Department's orientation for 15 new firefighters, the most diverse class of new hires by the department since 1865.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - On Tuesday, the Charlottesvill...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: February 23, 2021

CFD Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 23, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Department Publishes 2021 Strategic Plan

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department is proud to share its 2021 Strategic Plan.  Both community members and CFD firef...

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Link to the CFD Strategic Plan Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Charlottesville Fire Dept. Mourns the Loss of K9 Quaker

K9 Quaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2021

Charlottesville Fire Dept. Mourns the Loss of K9 Quaker

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Charlottesville Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of "Quaker," the retired accelerant detection canine. &...

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Charlottesville Fire News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Charlottesville appoints Dr. Hezedean Smith as Fire Chief

Dr. Hezedean Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2020

Dr. Smith starts as Chief on December 1 and has served most recently as an Assistant Chief for the Orlando Fire Department

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Acting City Manager John Blair announces the appointment of Dr. Hezedean A...

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