James E. Courtney, Deputy Fire Chief – Operations
Jim Courtney is a 33-year veteran of the fire service and started his career with Henrico in February of 1999. Jim has served in numerous capacities over the years for the Division of Fire. He started his career at Fire Station 13 and has served in both firefighter and supervisory capacities at Fire Stations 5, 6, 8, 13, 21, and 22. He has also had assignments in the Fire Marshals Office as an Investigator and Inspector and in the Professional Development section as a Training Coordinator before being assigned as the Central Virginia Regional Hazardous Materials Team Leader. He also served in the Support Services section overseeing Logistics, Fleet, Facilities, and numerous Capital Improvement projects as well as broad contract management and purchasing for the Division of Fire.
As an Assistant Chief, Jim returned to Professional Development as the section head overseeing Recruit / Incumbent Training, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Professional Standards. Just recently, he has served in the role of Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Operations prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University and the University of Maryland. Jim is humbled by the opportunity to serve the Division of Fire and its personnel in this capacity.
Catherine Latimer, Director of Administration
Catherine Latimer has been with Henrico County since 2010 when she began her career in the Finance Department after working as an intern while pursuing her graduate degree. Prior to joining the Division of Fire in January of 2020, she served as the Controller of Recreation and Parks and as a Budget Analyst in Finance. Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.
As Fire’s Director of Administration, she oversees the Division’s finances, information technology, human resources, capital projects, and support services.