Douglas Clevert, Deputy Chief – Community Risk Reduction
Doug Clevert began his fire-service career in 2005 and joined Henrico Fire in 2020. In his role as Deputy Chief of Community Risk Reduction (CRR), Deputy Chief Clevert is responsible for Community Protection & Planning, the Fire Marshal’s Office, Professional Development and Training, Strategic Communications, and Professional Standards. CRR is responsible for Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating and The Center for Public Safety Excellence Accreditation.
Deputy Chief Clevert previously served as the Assistant Chief of Training and Professional Development, as well as Assistant Chief of B-Shift. He’s also served in key roles for both Henrico Incident Management team, the Central Virginia All-Hazards Management team and is a CFAI Peer Assessor for the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He is a certified Fire Officer IV.
Deputy Chief Clevert has an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology from Reynolds Community College and is a two-time graduate of Liberty University, with a Bachelor’s in Fire Administration and a Master’s in Executive Leadership. He’s an alumnus of Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute, the IAFC Fire Service Executive Development Institute, and the National Fire Academy Training Program Management Program and Community Risk Reduction Program.
James E. Courtney, Deputy Fire Chief – Operations
Jim Courtney began his career with Henrico Fire in 1999. As Deputy Chief of Operations, he oversees the CARE Team (Community, Assistance, Resources, and Education), Health Care and Patient Services, and Special Operations. Chief Courtney also is responsible for emergency response, which in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 included 721 calls for fire, 40,129 calls for EMS, and 11,340 calls for other services.
Deputy Chief Courtney has served Henrico Fire in various roles of leadership, including as Team Leader of the Central Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team and as the Assistant Chief of Training and Professional Development. He’s worked as a firefighter and a supervisor at several Firehouses, an Investigator and Inspector in the Fire Marshals Office, and he previously was tasked with leading the Division’s efforts in Logistics, Fleet, Facilities, and Capital Improvement.
Deputy Chief Courtney has Bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University and Fire Science from the University of Maryland.
Catherine Latimer, Director of Administration
Catherine Latimer has been serving the County of Henrico since 2010, and she’s been with Henrico Fire since 2020. As Director of Administration, Mrs. Latimer oversees critical components of the Division’s day-to-day operations, including Business Management, Capital Projects, Human Resources, and Staffing.
Mrs. Latimer’s career in public service began in the county’s Finance Department. She worked there first as an intern during graduate school and later was hired as a full-time Budget Analyst. Prior to joining Henrico Fire as a Director, Mrs. Latimer was the Controller for Henrico Recreation and Parks.
Mrs. Latimer is an alumna of Christopher Newport University, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science. She earned her Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jason Wood, Deputy Chief – Support Services
Jason Wood joined Henrico County Division of Fire in 2004. As Deputy Chief of Support Services, he is responsible for the Division’s Fleet, Facilities, and Logistics, as well as its Information Technology and Safety & Wellness sections. Chief Wood also oversees the Division’s representation in the county’s Emergency Communications Center, which includes three Communications Fire Officers and one Fire Captain.
A former Station Captain and Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief Wood has played an integral role in the implementation of two programs that are vital to Henrico Fire. While serving as a Special Projects Captain, he oversaw the creations of both the Basic Life Support Transport program and the CARE Team (Community, Assistance, Resources, and Education). Deputy Chief Wood also made substantial contributions to Henrico County’s 911 Dispatch System Determinant workgroup, as well as the county’s Public Safety workgroup.
Deputy Chief Wood earned his Bachelor’s in Math and Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and his Master’s in Finance from the VCU School of Business.