Bristol Fire Department


ISO Class 2


Fire Administration



Fire Chief
Mike Armstrong
276-645-7303
mike.armstrong@bristolva.org


Fire Marshal

Eric Blevins
276-645-3742
firemarshal@bristolva.org

Operational Medical Director
Dr. Michael Fleenor
mike.fleenor@bristolva.org

Office Administrator
Melanie Fleenor
276-645-7304
melanie.fleenor@bristolva.org

Operations



Shift Chiefs
A Shift-Battalion Chief Brian Witcher
brian.witcher@bristolva.org

B Shift-Battalion Chief Donald S. Farley
stacey.farley@bristolva.org

C Shift-Battalion Chief Michael Wise
 michael.wise@bristolva.org

Shift Captains
A Shift Captain Robert Anderson

B Shift Captain Jay Gouge

C Shift Captain Gary Russell

Congratulations to Battalion Chief Michael Wise, Sergeant Todd Gentry, and Dr. Michael Fleenor for being selected for the 2019 Southwest Virginia Regional EMS Council Awards and also for being nominated for the State Governors EMS Awards! Pictured below are Battalion Chief Wise and his wife Joanna, Dr. Fleenor and his daughter Devon, and Sgt. Gentry. 

EMS Awards (2)

Bristol, VA Church Opens Doors as Daytime Warming Shelter Tuesday and Wednesday

Did You Know? Landlords are Responsible for Providing Smoke Detectors for Their Tenants!

Per City Code, Article VII - Buildings and Building Regulations Sec. 50-569. - Smoke Detectors: The owner of any unit which is rented or leased, at the beginning of each tenancy and at least annually thereafter, shall furnish the tenant with a certificate that all required smoke detectors are present, have been inspected, and are in good working order. 

Did You Know? All Buildings Shall Have Building Numbers or Approved Building Identification Plainly Legible and Visible from the Street. 

Per City Code Article I. - In General Sec. 74-7. - Street names and address numbers: Buildings shall have approved address numbers, building numbers or approved building identification placed in a position that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numbers or alphabetical letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 mm) high with a minimum stroke width of ½ inch (12.7 mm). Where access is by means of a private road and the building address cannot be viewed from the public way, a monument, pole or other sign or means shall be used to identify the structure.

Department News

Welcome new firefighters Quentin Swinney, Alex McVey, and Morgan O'Quinn!

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