Virginia Fire Chiefs Association

Administrative Professionals

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Administrative Professionals Section was established in 2001.

VFCA Administrative Professionals Section

The Virginia Fire Chiefs Association Administrative Professionals Section was established in 2001.

Purpose: To provide administrative professionals opportunities for growth and development, thereby increasing 3our value to the fire service and community.

Vision: Working together, the Administrative Professionals Section will be an integral and dynamic part of the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. (VFCA) and a recognized resource and model for the fire service and the communities we serve.

Mission: The mission of the Administrative Professionals Section (APS) is to:

Provide quality assistance to the fire service and our community

  1. Maintain a working partnership with administrative professionals
  2. Enhance communication and sharing of information through networking and technology
  3. Provide opportunities for education and training
  4. “Professionals Partnering to Serve Our Community”


President Melissa Heiderman

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History The Executive Board of the VFCA recognized the need to build a partnership with administrative professionals working in fire service organizations across the Commonwealth. On August 8, 2000, the Board approved a new section of the VFCA called the Administrative Professionals allowing administrative professionals the opportunity to meet, network, and provide training opportunities at the annual Mid-Atlantic Expo and Symposium.

Upon completion of preliminary research, a committee was formed to establish a charter, bylaws, and elect officers. They met for the first time on July 9, 2001.

The Section charter was approved by VFCA’s Executive Board on September 10, 2001.

Meetings are held on a quarterly basis and rotate throughout member jurisdictions with the exception of the 1st quarter meeting held in conjunction with the Virginia Fire & Rescue Conference and the 3rd quarter meeting which is held in conjunction with the Virginia State Firefighters Association’s (VSFA) Annual Conference.

Membership The Administrative Professionals Section welcomes administrative professionals from the fire-rescue service and partnering organizations. Membership provides you with opportunities to receive valuable

training, and to network with experienced, dynamic individuals. Members receive Behind the Scenes section newsletter and the Commonwealth Chief magazine. Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance is also provided for members.

Bylaws View the Administrative Professionals Bylaws updated 2017

Newsletter View the Administrative Professionals Behind the Scenes Newsletters

Retreat Administrative Professionals Retreat

2023 Administrative Professionals Retreat

September 21st & 22nd Harrisonburg, VA

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