NOVA Fire Chiefs Committee
The NOVA Fire Chiefs Committee is comprised of the fire chief or agency head from each fire department or agency, and reports to the Chief Administrative Officers Committee (CAO).
Fire Chiefs Committee Roster
The NOVA Fire Chiefs Committee is primarily responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and providing policy recommendations concerning:
Regional public safety issues related to fire and emergency medical services
Hazardous materials emergencies
Fire prevention and code enforcement
Homeland security and infrastructure protection
Emergency response to weapons of mass destruction and all hazards disaster response
Develop recommendations concerning fire and emergency medical services issues common to the Northern Virginia Emergency Services Mutual Response Agreement
Establish coordinated communications procedures among the 911 centers or public safety access points (PSAP's)
Establish interoperable radio and CAD communications systems.
Establish interoperable data systems to provide cross jurisdictional access to map and critical facility data for command and control of emergency incidents.
Develop common incident management and command systems and procedures.
Develop common operational and response procedures that provide for shared use of special emergency response teams, equipment assets and other regional resources.
Standardize fire, EMS and emergency service policies, procedures, apparatus and equipment whenever and wherever feasible.
Develop cooperative fire and EMS training programs that support regional procedures and programs.
Develop cooperative partnerships and relationships with allied public agencies in the region including law enforcement, emergency management, transportation, public health, public works at the federal, state and local level.
Evaluate and provide recommendations regarding federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that may have potential effect regional fire, EMS and emergency service delivery.
Establish partnerships with private sector entities and other stakeholders in the region that will allow for improved delivery of fire and medical emergency response.
Provide the regional Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) with policy briefings and recommendations concerning fire and EMS issues