Bristol Fire Department

ISO Class 2

Fire Administration

Fire Chief
Mike Armstrong

Fire Marshal

Eric Blevins

Operational Medical Director
Dr. Michael Fleenor

Office Administrator
Melanie Fleenor


Shift Chiefs
A Shift-Battalion Chief Brian Witcher

B Shift-Battalion Chief JJ Cornett

C Shift-Battalion Mike Wise

Shift Captains
A Shift Captain Stacey Farley

B Shift Captain Jay Gouge

C Shift Captain Brian Sproles

Beat the Heat Photo by Ready Graphic

Use these tips to beat the heat and stay cool in hot weather! Beat the Heat 2 by Ready GraphicLoosen up-- wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing this summer. 

NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Cars can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes! 

Kid in a Hot Car - Act ASAP! by Ready Graphic

Check on your pets frequently to ensure they are safe during extreme heat.  

Keep strenuous activity to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day (11am2pm) and use a buddy system! 

Check on seniors, people who are ill or may need extra help frequently. 

Drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, heat stroke & more. 

Recognize when someone is suffering from dehydration or heat stroke & act quickly! Learn the signs!

Get more hot weather tips from the Weather Channel here!

Visit the Bristol Virginia Emergency Management Facebook page here!

Virginia Fire Services Board Study

The City of Bristol Fire and EMS recently had a study performed by the Virginia Fire Services Board. Below is a link to that study.

VFSB - Bristol Study

Fire safety tips:

  • Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries twice a year when time changes.
  • Create a family escape plan and practice it often.
  • Blow out candles before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Stay in the kitchen when the stove top is in use.

These are just a few safety tips. For more information please contact your local fire department or visit  NFPA - Fire Safety