The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) announced Monday, Jan. 13 the appointment of its new Deputy Director. Dubé joins VDFP with over four decades of experience in firefighting and emergency management. Dubé last served as the fire chief of the Alexandria Fire Department, where he retired in July 2019. As an operations chief and task force leader for Virginia Task Force One’s Urban Search and Rescue Team, Dubé responded to local and international crises such as the attack on the Pentagon during 9/11, and disasters in Kenya, Turkey, Taiwan, and Iran. Dubé holds a master’s degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University and is an Executive Fire Officer graduate of the National Fire Academy.