Victoria Fire and Rescue Names Officers for 2016

   Written by on January 21, 2016 at 11:32 am

Newton Remains in Role as Chief

By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer

VICTORIA – With the recent news that Rodney Newton would be assuming the role of Town Manager in Victoria, many people wondered how that might affect his role as Fire Chief at Victoria Fire and Rescue.

Newton has been integral in helping lead and grow the department from running the most fire and EMS calls over the past three years to helping with numerous other grant and Communication Cache ventures.

Chief Newton recently noted that his future at Chief of Victoria Fire and Rescue would be determined by the members and what their wishes for his role to be were. Those wishes are for him to remain as Chief following the yearly elections last Thursday night.

Joining Chief Newton in helping lead the organization will be veteran firefighter Frankie Tanner who has also been an integral part of the organization through the years.

Victoria Fire & Rescue has been helping Lunenburg residents since 1941, beginning as Victoria Fire Company, has served the area with Fire and EMS services. Currently the Department provides Fire, EMS, and a class III radio communications cache for Victoria, Lunenburg and region 3.

Victoria Fire and Rescue Elected Officers for 2016

Chief – Rodney Newton

Assistant Chief – Frankie Tanner

Fire Captain – Drew Lyles

Rescue Captain – Paul Fetter

Fire Lieutenant – Austin Hoover

Rescue Lieutenant – Melvin Trent

Rescue Lieutenant – Susie Long

Engineer – Brandi – McGhinnis

Secretary – Katelyn Townsend

Assistant Secretary – Elyssa Long

Treasurer – Denise Crenshaw

 Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Board of Governors representative – Andrew Cocker

Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Board of Governors alternate – Glynda Thornell

Corporate Officers

President – Robert W. Williams III

Secretary – Claude Otey

Director – Ray Ashworth

Director – Clyde Moore

Director – Harvey Jeter

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