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John A. Donnelly, Sr.

Fire & EMS Chief and Honorary Co-Chair, ex officio

John A. Donnelly, Sr. started his career with DC Fire and EMS in 1992 at Truck 16. Over the course of his career he has served at Rescue Squad 3, Tower 3, and as Battalion Fire Chief 2; as the Division Commander of Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Apparatus Division; as a member of the Command Staff in Special Projects; and in Executive Officer Roles.

In 2018, Chief Donnelly was promoted to the newly established Professional Development Bureau which included the Human Resources Division, Professional Standards Office, Training Division, Medical Services Division, and the Grants Office.

Chief Donnelly serves on numerous committees supporting regional and national preparedness, including the International Association of Fire Chiefs Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Fire Chief’s Committee.

Chief Donnelly is a long-time Ward 4 resident of the District of Columbia and lives in Manor Park. He spends his free time working with the Boy Scouts of Troop 98 in Brookland.

John A. Donnelly, Sr.
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