FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2022
Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) Promotes Captain Jeremy Evans to Battalion Chief
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Charlottesville Fire Department promotes Assistant Fire Marshal Captain Jeremy Evans to Battalion Chief.
The Charlottesville Fire Department (CFD) has announced the promotion of Captain Jeremy Evans to Battalion Chief, effective October 20, 2022. He has served the department since 2006 (16 years).
Evans currently serves as CFD's Emergency Management Coordinator in addition to his role of Assistant Fire Marshal. Captain Evans holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management from Waldorf University. Throughout his career, Jeremy has served in the following capacities: Assistant Fire Marshal, Fire Captain, VA Air National Guard, VA Army National Guard, and EMT for the City of Roanoke.
In his new position, he will be responsible for continued emergency preparedness framework planning, maintaining and cultivating relationships with regional partners, fostering new tactical plans in conjunction with the chief of police and fire, grants management, and crisis management in the event of a critical City incident.
In regards to Evan's recent promotion, Interim City Manager, Michael C. Rogers commented, "Jeremy has done a great job leading the city through the formation of its citywide Continuity of Operations Plans over the summer. His ability to work across departments stood out and I look forward to him leading us in the full development of an emergency management framework for the city".
Through internal promotion, succession planning, and continuous professional development, the Charlottesville Fire Department will continue to advance as a 21st-century Fire & Emergency Services organization.
Michael L. Thomas
Interim Fire Chief