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A-Shift
The "A" shift of the Fredericksburg Fire Department was created after World War II when the department expanded with additional career firefighters.  It along with "B" shift were the only two rotating shifts operated with personnel working every other day and receiving a "Kelly" day off to allow for additional off time.  This occurred until 1987 when seven additional firefighters were hired and the current 3-platoon system was established.  Like most fire departments, the personnel assigned to the "A" shift come from various backgrounds and have a variety of talents and skills that lend themselves to solving most problems that our customers approach us with.  As with smaller departments, many of the personnel assigned to the shift have added responsibilities and they handle those functions well.

"A" is fortunate to have stability in leadership at the top as only 4 persons have been commander of the "A" shift since 1960.  Those individuals display a "can do" attitude and knowledge base that they continued to pass on to all the personnel who have worked for them over the years.

 Lt. W.R. "Rudy" O'Bryhim  Retired 1974
 Capt. Gary G. McIntire  Retired 1991
 Battalion Chief Michael J. Jones  1992 - promoted to Deputy Chief 2012
 Battalion Chief Brandon Bass  2012 - Present

A - Shift is comprised of 13 personnel who cover two stations and staff three Companies.

 Engine 1 Truck Company Engine 2  EMS Company
 Sgt. Jay Skinner (ALS)  Sgt. Chris Madison
Lt. Jack McGovern III  Sgt. William Allison
 FF Donald Wedding FF Johnny Leach
FF Billy Yeatman (ALS)  FF/Medic Tim Carter
 FF Logan Stanley
FF Adam Mullins
FF Brian Butler
 Medic Paige Ragsdale
 FF James Critzer
FF Jason Doherty
FF Corey Landon
 

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Brandon Bass
Brandon Bass
Battalion Chief
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601 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Ph: 540-372-1019