City of Manassas Hires New Fire & Rescue Chief

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Robert L. Clemons, Fire & Rescue Chief, City of Manassas

Robert L. Clemons, Fire & Rescue Chief, City of Manassas

After an extensive search of highly qualified applicants, City Manager William Patrick Pate announced today the selection of Robert Lee Clemons, Jr. as Fire and Rescue Chief for the City of Manassas.   Clemon’s first day with the City will be June 20, 2016.  Clemons will replace retiring Chief Brett Bowman.
“I have spoken to numerous people, from Fire Chiefs, Fire and EMS staff, to community members and they all speak highly of Rob,” said Pate.  “I know his experience and leadership will be a great asset to the community and the Manassas Fire & Rescue System.”
Clemons has more than 28 years of career experience and 10 years of volunteer experience in fire and rescue services.  He has multiple certifications in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Services.  He is a graduate of the International Public Safety Leadership Institute and serves on many committees for the betterment of the community.  He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Fire Department Safety Officers Association and the Society for Human Resources Management.
“I am excited to begin this new adventure and cannot wait to get started working for the City of Manassas,” said Clemons.  “The sense of community in the City of Manassas is wonderful and I look forward to becoming a part of it.”

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