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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


Andrew L. Duke Selected for Deputy Chief

Fire Chief Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Andrew L. Duke for promotion to Deputy Chief, effective October 24, 2008. He will be assigned as Deputy Chief, Operations Division, C-Shift. He currently serves as a field battalion chief.

Chief Duke started as a firefighter in 1990, beginning his career at Annandale Fire and Rescue Station 8. Promotions and highlights of his career include:

  • Technician, EMS, July 1991; assigned to Edsall Road Fire Rescue Station 26
  • Technician, Apparatus, May 1993; assigned to West Annandale Fire and Rescue Station 23
  • Sergeant, EMS, July 1994; assigned to Mount Vernon Fire and Rescue Station 9
  • Lieutenant, March 1995; assigned to Chantilly Fire and Rescue Station 15
  • Captain I, August 1998; assigned to Kingstowne Fire and Rescue Station 37
  • Captain II, February 2002; Station Commander, Kingstown Fire and Rescue Station and Apparatus Supervisor, Support Services
  • Battalion Chief, April 2005, Battalion Chief, Emergency Preparedness

In June of 2006, he was assigned as a field battalion chief responsible for the daily operations of a five to six station battalion and approximately 70 personnel. As C-Shift Operations Deputy, he is one of three shift operational deputies, and will supervise the daily operational activities of all 37 fire and rescue stations within the department. He will be responsible for approximately 415 personnel. Deputy Chief Duke is certified as a National Registry Paramedic, NREMT-P, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Management from College of Health Sciences, Roanoke, Virginia, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. Deputy Chief Duke resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


For more information, call Daniel L. Schmidt or Lieutenant Raúl 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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