Transition To Take Place End of April
The Fairfax County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors announced today that they have selected Richard R. Bowers Jr. as the county's next fire chief. Bowers succeeds Chief Ronald L. Mastin, who plans to retire May 7. Bowers' appointment is effective April 29, allowing overlap time for the transition of leadership. Bowers currently serves as Fire Chief of Montgomery County, Maryland, Fire and Rescue Service. Both counties are suburbs of Washington, D. C., and have a common border.
Richard R. Bowers, Jr.
Forty candidates applied for the job and the selection process narrowed the field down to three for the final interview. Sources say that Chief Bowers garnered the top vote of 17 of the 19 panelists on the selection board.
Read the entire press release issued by Fairfax County HERE.
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department operates 37 fire stations and employs 1,400 uniformed firefighters along with 180 civilian personnel.
Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department WEBSITE.
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