About VFPA


The Virginia Fire Prevention Association is a group of state and local fire marshals, fire officials, fire inspectors, fire investigators, firefighters, building officials, building inspectors and other interested persons involved in enforcing and developing fire safety regulations. The Association has been active in promoting State and Local codes and regulations developed to provide safety to life and property from the hazards of fire.

Our Mission

  • To promote the development and improvement of the art and science of fire prevention and inspection, and the enforcement of the various fire prevention laws and codes of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the political subdivisions thereof.
  • To promote and maintain a high professional standing among its members.
  • To foster, maintain and continue educational advancements for and among its members.
  • To provide a media for the discussion and exchange of information concerning the methods, techniques, interpretations and problems related to fire prevention.
  • To promote compliance with the State Fire Prevention and Control Plan
  • To provide the best training in the world.

Strategic Plan

In the fall of 2020, the Virginia Fire Prevention Association Executive Board of Directors met in Winchester, Virginia, for a leadership event. The sole purpose was to establish a planning document to help guide the current and future leadership(s) of the Association. Using a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and input received from the members served by the association, specific goals to best serve our members were identified. In addition a focused look at the Mission, Vision and Values of the Association was conducted. As a result, a Strategic Planning Document was developed and presented to the Membership at the VFPA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting held on Wednesday, May 25, 2021 and the plan was adopted by the membership by a majority vote.

2023/2024 VFPA Directional Plan

The Covid Pandemic drastically impacted the Virginia Fire Prevention Association  with Fire Departments refocusing priorities, eliminating travel and training attendance and moving many activities to a virtual format. As the pandemic winds down and communities return to normal, this directional plan should serve as a guide for VFPA to re-engage and increase participation in various activities and priorities of the association.


    The Virginia Fire Prevention Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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