Fire Chief Reginald T. Johnson comes to the City of Charlotte Fire Department from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department with nearly 25 years of experience. Chief Johnson has a Master's of Science degree in Emergency Management and a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland University College. He is an alternate on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710 Committee and has professional membership with the IAFC, Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, IABPFF, and IAFF.
While Operations Chief for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, he supervised nearly 1,300 uniformed men and women operating from 38 fire and rescue stations. Fire Chief Johnson managed the deployments and responses of fire suppression, technical rescues, swift water rescues, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services. His responsibilities also included basic and advanced life support and emergency medical transportation for the protection of over 1 million residents.
Additionally, Fire Chief Johnson oversaw the Urban Search and Rescue Program (USA-1/VA-TF1), which is a disaster response and humanitarian resource maintained by the department through partnerships with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).