Albemarle County Fire Rescue is a combination department, made up of both career and volunteer members, which provides emergency fire, rescue, and medical services for 105,000 residents and 726 square miles of land. Our staffing consists of 120 career personnel countywide with response areas that are urban and rural. Albemarle County has 14 Fire/EMS stations equipped with modern equipment, apparatus, and fitness facilities.

Dan Eggleston 
Fire Chief

Chief Dan Eggleston is the leader of our department.  Chief Eggleston has an extensive education including an AAS Degree in Engineering, a BS degree in business, and an MS degree in Emergency Management from the University of Richmond. Chief Eggleston is ultimately the man who will be hiring you.

Meade Whitaker
Battalion Chief

Battalion Chief Meade Whitaker has over 20 years in the fire service.  Chief Whitaker will be your primary contact throughout the recruitment and hiring process and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Connect with Chief Whitaker by clicking here.

Dan Spearin
Recruit School Coordinator
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Sean Ryan
Lead Instructor

Captain Dan Spearin is a highly experienced fire officer and paramedic as well as a certified fitness trainer.  Captain Spearin leads our Recruit Schools and coordinates with other instructors to ensure a high level of training is delivered to all recruits.

Firefighter Sean Ryan is an experienced firefighter and paramedic who specializes in forcible entry and firefighter survival training.  FF Ryan works directly with Captain Spearin to lead and instruct recruits.