Fire Chief

Jackson Baynard

Jackson Powers Fee Baynard joined Henrico County Division of Fire in 2003 and was named Chief on Jan. 28, 2023. Chief Baynard oversees an annual budget of more than $85 million, a complement of 649 sworn and civilian personnel, and 22 firehouses that respond to more than 52,000 calls annually.

During his 20-year tenure, Chief Baynard has served the Division and Henrico County in various leadership capacities. Chief Baynard previously was an Assistant Chief of Operations and Battalion Chief of Special Operations overseeing homeland security response. In 2020, he led Henrico’s Emergency Management Team and the county’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Baynard earned his Bachelor’s in Health Science from James Madison in Harrisonburg, where he also was a volunteer firefighter and paramedic, and later earned his Master’s in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond. He holds several professional certificates, maintains various fire-service appointments and memberships, and has accumulated hundreds of hours leading classroom instruction.

Chief Baynard has multiple accolades for service and valor, including the Medal of Merit and the Life Saving Award from Henrico County, and the Order of the Shining Knight award from VCU Health.

Email Chief Baynard at [email protected].

Contact Us


Main Receptionist
(804) 501-4900

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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