Fire Chief Steven B. Ferguson
Chief Steven B. (Brad) Ferguson is a 39 year veteran of the Lynchburg Fire Department. Having joined the department as a Firefighter in 1976, Brad has worked in many areas of the department during his career, including fire suppression and emergency medical services. He was appointed Acting Fire Chief in December 2005 and Fire Chief in April 2006.
Chief Ferguson is a native of Lynchburg and graduated from E. C. Glass High School. He has an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Service (Paramedic) from Central Virginia Community College and also attended Virginia Tech.
Under his leadership, the Lynchburg Fire Department achieved national accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation International in September 2006. The Lynchburg Fire Department is one of only 113 departments in the nation to achieve this status.
The department is a leader in the provision of Advanced Life Support emergency medical care, Haz-Mat response, and all aspects of Technical Rescue. In addition, the department’s Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire code enforcement and inspections, as well as fire investigations.
Chief Ferguson says, “The Lynchburg Fire Department has a long history of service to the citizens of Lynchburg and its visitors. We seek to provide the highest quality fire suppression and emergency medical response to people in need and to do so with care and compassion. The Fire Department and fire stations are part of the community, and I invite citizens to stop by, visit and get to know the firefighters.”