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Posted on: May 11, 2020

City of Colonial Heights Media Release: New Chief of Fire & EMS Named

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City of Colonial Heights

Media Release

New Chief of Fire & EMS Named

May 11, 2020

Following the retirement of Fire Chief A.G. Moore, Deputy Chief T. Wayne Hoover has been named the new Chief of Fire & EMS for the City of Colonial Heights effective May 6, 2020.  Hoover becomes only the third paid Fire Chief in the history of the organization.  “The City is very fortunate to have an exceptional in-house candidate in Wayne Hoover to serve as our new Chief.  Chief Hoover brings extensive Fire and EMS experience from serving Colonial Heights and other organizations as well” said City Manager Douglas Smith.

Chief Hoover started in fire and emergency medical services as a volunteer firefighter and rescue squad member with Victoria Fire & Rescue Inc. in 1986 where he is still involved as a volunteer Paramedic and Life Member.  Upon graduating high school, he began working for the Petersburg Fire Department in January 1989.  Wayne has served with the City of Colonial Heights Fire & EMS Department since 1993 including service as a Battalion Chief from 1996 to 2018 and as Deputy Chief beginning in 2018.  Wayne has most recently been serving in the role of Acting Fire Chief for the City.

Chief Hoover has been part of the City of Colonial Heights Emergency Management Team for major storms, floods, hurricanes and other large-scale incidents including the Tornado of 1993, Hurricane Isabel, and COVID-19.  Wayne has been the project lead for many grants and projects that have increased the level of service we are able to provide.  He currently holds a degree in Emergency Medical Services.    

Together Wayne and his wife Sandy have 5 children and 2 grandchildren.

For further information, contact the City Manager’s Office at (804) 520-9265.