Fire Chief Selects Robert J. Zoldos for Deputy Chief

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department

News Release 13-45
Date:  April, 25, 2013

Fire Ronald L. Mastin has selected Battalion Chief Robert J. Zoldos II for promotion to Deputy Chief. Chief Zoldos will be assigned as Deputy Chief, A-Shift, Operations Bureau, effective May 4, 2013. Since July 2011, he has served as a field Battalion Chief in the seventh battalion.

Chief Zoldos began his career as a recruit firefighter in July 1994, and was initially assigned to Fire and Rescue Station 10, Baileys Crossroads. Career assignments and promotions include:

  • Technician, 1997, Fire and Rescue Station 18, Jefferson
  • Lieutenant, 2000, Fire and Rescue Station 10, Baileys Crossroads
  • Captain I, 2002, Fire and Rescue Station, 30, Merrifield
  • Captain II, 2005, Fire and Rescue Station 18, Jefferson
  • Battalion Chief, 2007, Special Operations, Technical Rescue; and Program Manager, Virginia Task Force 1, (Fairfax County's Urban Search and Rescue Team)

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

Chief Zoldos received an associate's degree in fire science from Northern Virginia Community College, a bachelor's degree in behavioral and social sciences from Pennsylvania State University, and a master's degree in public policy from George Mason University. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 2068, and the Fairfax County Fire Officer's Association. He has been the Mayor of Lovettsville, Virginia, since 2012.

Chief Zoldos resides in Lovettsville, with his wife, Sherri, his son, Bobby, and his daughter, Kathleen.

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
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