Chief Campbell’s goal for the task force was not to be just idealistic but rather an action committee—developing and implementing operational standards for fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel to mitigate active shooter/hostile intruder incidents. The guide will assist the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department, Roanoke County Police Department, Roanoke County Sherriff’s Office and other agencies with a framework on how to operate during unified response to incidents involving mass casualties.
The Governor’s Fire Service Awards for 2013 were recently presented to the recipients in eight categories during the Virginia Fire and Rescue Conference opening ceremonies on Saturday, February 22. The event was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
The Governor's Fire Service Awards were established in 2002 as a formal recognition of excellence in Virginia's Fire Services. Nominees are carefully reviewed and selected by the Virginia Fire Services Board Executive Committee and forwarded to the Governor through the Secretary of Public Safety for final approval. The awards are presented annually each February. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the awards.