Kenneth L. Dunn, Assistant Fire Chief
Community Risk Reduction
Chief Dunn, is a 32-year veteran of the fire service, nearly 30 of which he has served with Henrico Division of Fire working through the ranks as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain, and division chief. Prior to his appointment to Assistant Fire Chief of Community Risk Reduction, Chief Dunn has served as Chief of Fire and EMS Operations, Administration Chief, Western District Operations Commander and Chief Fire Marshal. Chief Dunn has served as a Board Member of the Virginia Fire Prevention Association and of the Richmond Metro Fire Chief’s Association.
Chief Dunn holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He has certifications in technical rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention inspections and fire investigations. Chief Dunn is a graduate of the Virginia Fire Marshal’s Law Enforcement Academy and has received designation as a Virginia Fire Official through the Board of Housing and Community Development. Chief Dunn has been a member of the Division’s Hazardous Incident Team and the Heavy and Technical Rescue Team.
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Andrew Baxter, Assistant Fire Chief
Chief Baxter began his career with the Division of Fire in 1995 as a member of Recruit School #32. Throughout his career he has filled many roles including engine officer, truck officer, squad officer, Training Coordinator, EMS Field Supervisor, and Battalion Chief.
Chief Baxter possesses a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.
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Mike Cox, Assistant Fire Chief
Chief Cox has been employed with the Division of Fire since 1990. He is responsible for the Operations Section that includes 20 engine companies, five truck companies, three heavy rescue squads, and 14 advanced life support ambulances operating from 20 fire stations. His experience includes assignments to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team, Technical Rescue Team Leader and member of the Central Virginia Division 1 Technical Rescue Team, operational battalion chief, Chief of EMS and Special Operations, and is currently a program manager with the Central Virginia Incident Management Team. Mike holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.
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