Stephen P. Kopczynski

Fire & Life Safety
Title: Fire Chief / Director
Phone: 757-890-3600
Chief Steve Kopczynski

Stephen P. Kopczynski, Fire Chief/Director of the Department of Fire & Life Safety, is responsible for the oversight and direction of the activities of the department with operations and services that are provided 24 hours a day/365 days a year. This work includes direction of all emergency management, fire, rescue, emergency medical service functions, fire prevention, community safety, animal control and other fire and life safety functions, as well as serving as a member of the emergency communications/911 policy team and the regional radio communications policy team. Additionally, Chief Kopczynski serves as the county’s Coordinator of Emergency Management which involves oversight/coordination of all areas of the county’s preparation for, response to and recovery from major emergencies or disasters.  

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