The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association is compelled to make a strong statement in support of our members and the citizens of color we serve in our communities. We see ourselves as the guardians of our community coming to their aide by assisting in making their worst day better. Towards that end I offer the following statement from your Fire Chiefs of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Yours in Service,
david hutcheson - VFCA president
The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association recognizes that the scourge of racism, bias, discrimination and prejudice continues to keep our profession, our Commonwealth and our nation from reaching our full potential. As leaders of Virginia's Fire Service, we remain committed in protecting and serving all citizens of the Commonwealth and we acknowledge our role in supporting all members of Virginia’s Fire Service. We are active advocates in every community across Virginia as well as assisting the members of our departments who continue to suffer from the impact of institutional and individual acts of racism, bias, discrimination and prejudice whatever its form. We are committed to being intentional in our leadership role in promoting justice and equity in Virginia’s Fire Service and our communities.
The 2020 application period for the Robert E. White Memorial Scholarship, Glenn Gaines Leadership Legacy Award and the VFCA Health and Safety Awards is now open and will close December 1, 2020.
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