Going above and beyond: Virginia fire chief recognized for ‘unique commitment’ to safety

  • Source: Daily Press
  • Published: 09/09/2022 12:00 AM

The leader of the city’s fire department recently was recognized for his “unique commitment” to ensuring the health and safety of citizens and his firefighters. Fire Chief Jeffrey “Jeff” Johnson received the Alan Brunacini Fire Service Executive Safety Award, presented annually by the International Association of Fire Chiefs to department chiefs who go above and beyond in prioritizing fire service health and safety. Johnson, who has served as the Newport News fire chief since 2019, said he was “humbled” to be honored with this year’s award. Johnson’s 33-year career in emergency medical and fire services has been dedicated to implementing cancer prevention tactics and more comprehensive physical and mental exams for firefighters.


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