Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is proud to announce the promotion of two Battalion Chiefs to the rank of Deputy Chief.
Battalion Chief Jason Collins was promoted to Deputy Chief of Special Operations & Emergency Preparedness. In his new role, Chief Collins will provide management and oversight of Special Operations program and staff, including the Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, and Swift Water/Boat Operations programs as well as provide management and oversight of Emergency Preparedness within Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.
Chief Jason Collins started in Loudoun County Fire and Rescue as a member of the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company in 1986. He was hired into the career system in September 1996. Since that time, Chief Collins has worked at every operational rank in the field including his previous assignment as a Battalion Chief. In addition to working in Operations, Chief Collins has been assigned to the Fire and Rescue Academy in the Fire Training Section and Administration in Human Resources. Chief Collins has a degree in Fire Science Administration, is a Hazardous Materials Technician, and has completed numerous leadership and incident command courses at the National Fire Academy. Currently, Chief Collins was assigned to Battalion 603 and serves on the Northern Virginia (NOVA) Fire Operations Board.
Battalion Chief Justin Green was promoted to Deputy Chief of Communications and Support Services. Chief Green’s position is responsible for overseeing the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center (ECC), supporting the Computer Aided Dispatch System (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Loudoun’s Public Safety Technology Group, Uniformed Fire Officers program and communications and technology support services for the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System. He began his career with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue in July of 1999 as a member of Recruit Class 1, served at every rank in the field up to Captain, implemented the Data Analytics section, and most recently served as the Battalion Chief of Special Operations. Chief Green has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The University of Virginia and has graduated from the Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Leadership Development Institute Company Officer Leadership Program and the Virginia Chief Officer Academy. Chief Green is currently a member of the Northern Virginia Fire and Rescue Leadership Development Institute Advisory Board, Northern Virginia Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Working Group, International Association of Fire Chiefs Wildland Fire Policy Committee, Cohesive Strategy - Northeast Regional Strategy Committee, Wildfire Learning Portal Governance Board, and Department of Homeland Security First Responder Resource Group.