Fire Chief Profile
A.G. Moore, Jr.
Appointed as Fire Chief of the City of Colonial Heights on March 10, 1993, A.G. Moore, Jr. reached the pinnacle of his career. A.G. began his career in 1986 as a firefighter with the City of Petersburg. On July 1, 1988 he was hired by the City of Colonial Heights as a firefighter. Four years later in September 1992 he was promoted to “Acting” Fire Chief, advancing to the permanent title of Fire Chief in 1993. After his promotion, A.G. was quickly faced with a notable Tornado that struck Wal-Mart (now Sam’s Club), destroying the building and killing three (3) people.
A.G. took over a Department that had a Fire Chief and twelve (12) Firefighters. With the tremendous call load the Department has grown to a force of forty-four (44) personnel along with approximately thirty (15) volunteers. Several notable projects A.G. has managed are the justification and purchase of the City’s first ever Quint. A combination Pumper/Ladder truck needed to meet the demands of high rise buildings and increased fire load within the City, and project administrator for the City’s first ever 800 MHz Digital Trunked Radio System that interconnected Colonial Heights with Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richmond. As the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, A.G. has led the City through numerous disasters. The most memorable ones are The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ice storms of 1998 and Hurricane Isabel in September of 2003.
A.G. received his Fire Science degree from J. Sargeant Reynolds College. He is also an instructor for the Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. A.G. and his wife Judy reside in Colonial Heights. They have two sons and a daughter.