Merry Christmas from Henrico Division of Fire
As the year draws to a close I would like to take a moment to wish all our members (current and re-tired), their families, and the Henrico community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2016 was another very significant year for the Division of Fire. With the adoption of the new budget, our total workforce increased to 562 full time employees. Through the efforts of these men and women, our Division of Fire responded to an estimated 47,000 calls for service, which (as of this writing) includes over 600 dispatched structure fires and more than 22,000 EMS patients transported to area hospitals.
Henrico County continues to attract many well qualified individuals seeking a career in the fire service. In 2016 we hired 36 new firefighters out of a pool of 1,135 qualified candidates. A total of 88 firefighters achieved Career Development promotions during the year, 12 firefighters were promoted to lieutenant, four lieutenants were promoted to captain, and three captains were promoted to battalion chief. There were 12 firefighters released as new Advanced Life Support providers, and 20 senior paramedics were certified as RSI medics.