Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
News Release 10-76
Date: August 13, 2010
Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Keith D. Morrison for promotion to Deputy Chief. He will be assigned as Deputy Chief, Emergency Medical Services, (EMS). Since August of 2008 he has served as Program Manager, Virginia Task Force 1 (VATF-1), Fairfax County's Urban Search and Rescue Team. VATF-1 is a federal resource that may be deployed worldwide following natural or man-made disasters and is under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security, or the U.S. Agency for International Development, depending on the mission and location.
Chief Morrison started his career at Fire and Rescue Station 19, Lorton, in 1989. Career assignments, highlights, and promotions include:
- Technician, Fire and Rescue Station 32, Fairview, 1991
- Lieutenant, Fire and Rescue Station 1, McLean, 1995
- Captain I, Communications, Support Services, 2001
- Captain II, Aide to the Fire Chief, Fire Chief's Office, 2005
- Battalion Chief, Field Battalion Chief, Operations, 2006, and Battalion Chief, Resource Management, Support Services, 2007
As Deputy Chief, EMS, he will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and delivery of pre-hospital care for residents of Fairfax County. He will also responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances involving emergency medical care. Additionally, he will be responsible for the quality of patient care through training, on-scene supervision, and review of emergency incidents.
Chief Morrison is a certified paramedic, has an Associate's in Fire Science, Northern Virginia Community College, and is enrolled at the University of Maryland, University College in Emergency Management.
The effective date of the promotion is August, 28, 2010.
Chief Morrison, his wife, Nancy, and children, Alyssa and Siera, live in Haymarket, Virginia. They also have grown children, Mannie and Shawntessa.
For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Captain I Randal Bittinger,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711.
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-877-3702
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs,
services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.
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Fairfax, VA 22030