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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687
Duty PIO (Weekends/After-hours): 703-280-0694
Media Information Line: 703-324-3000


Fire Chief Selects Michael Reilly for Deputy Chief

Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Michael T. Reilly for promotion to Deputy Chief, effective August 30, 2008. He will be assigned as Deputy Chief, B-Shift, Operations Bureau. He currently serves as the Battalion Chief, Hazardous Materials and Investigative Services Section, Fire Prevention.

Chief Reilly began his career as a firefighter in October 1978, starting out at West Annandale, Fire and Rescue Station 23. He was promoted to Technician in 1982, Lieutenant in 1983, and subsequently promoted to Captain I in 1985, and assigned to McLean, Fire and Rescue Station 1. In the interim, he was assigned to Public Affairs and Life Safety Education as a spokesman and community relations officer. He was promoted to Captain II in 1993. He was assigned as Station Commander of Fair Oaks, Fire and Rescue Station 21 in 1996.

Chief Reilly was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1999, and assigned to the Hazardous Materials and Investigative Services Section, Fire Prevention, which oversees the Fire Investigations Branch, Environmental Crimes Branch, and Hazardous Materials Technical Support Branch. In 2005, he was reassigned as a field Battalion Chief. In October 2006, he returned to again oversee Hazardous Materials Investigative Services Section, Fire Prevention, where he was responsible for supervising fire and post-blast investigations, hazardous materials violations, and long-term oversight of spills and clean-up, environmental crimes and hazardous materials releases.

As Deputy Chief, B-Shift, he will be one of three operational deputies, and will supervise the daily activities of all 37 fire and rescue stations within the department. He will be responsible for approximately 350 personnel. 

Chief Reilly is a graduate of the Northern Virginia Community College Paramedic Program, and is enrolled at Excelsior University. He is also a graduate of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy and has been appointed by the Governor as Co-Chair, Virginia Fire Services Board. Additionally, he is a Chief Warrant Officer, United States Coast Guard Reserves. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of Fire Investigators, International Association of Arson Investigators, the State Fire Chief's Association of Virginia, International Association of Firefighters Local 2068, and the Fairfax County Fire Officers Association.

Chief Reilly and his wife, Shayne, live in Centreville. They have three daughters, twins Elizabeth and Kathryn, 16, and Meghan, 14.



For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Ral G. Castillo, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, 703-246-3801 and TTY: 711. 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.

Last Modified: Monday, August 29, 2011

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