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Last Updated: 2009-10-06


The goal of the Administration Division is to provide leadership, fiscal accountability and administrative oversight for department personnel and programs to accomplish the agency's strategic plans.

The Role of the Chief of Administration

The Staff Battalion Chief of Administration oversees the day-to-day activities of the Fire Department personnel and manages related support activities. Administration's responsibilities include purchasing, budgetary control, information management, record keeping, fleet administration, human resources, payroll, and personnel support services. Administration also provides facility management, staff training and development.

Interim Battalion Chief, Richard D. Lewis

Interim Battalion Chief, Richard D. Lewis began his career with the City of Richmond Fire Department in the spring of 1980, when, former Fire Chief Ronald C. Lewis visited his fifth grade class at J.L Francis Elementary School. Unfortunately, firefighting gear and equipment for ten year olds was not available at the time. He would continue his education in the Richmond Public School system, graduating from Richmond Community High School before attending Virginia Commonwealth University.

January 1998, Richard Lewis realized his childhood dream and joined the City of Richmond Fire Department. He was a member of the Haz-Mat Team at Station 13 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2005. As Lieutenant he served at Station 21 and Rescue 3. He was promoted to Captain in 2008 and served at Station 12 until being assigned to administration in 2013. Captain Lewis was assigned the task of developing a new Logistics Division in an effort to reduce interruptions of service delivery and cost. Since it’s inception in 2014, the Logistics Division has saved the citizens of the City of Richmond over $800,000 as a result of process improvements alone.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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