Technical Committees

Communications Committee

The general purpose of the Communications and Technology Committee is to:

  • Conduct an annual review of the operation of Box Area Run Builder (BARB) dispatch recommendations and procedures and present any recommendations regarding the use of BARB.
  • Review consultant recommendations regarding the modernization of the communications and technology systems.
  • Establish work groups to support, maintain, and enhance communications and technology programs.

Meetings

  • Second Thursday of each month

Members

  • Communications Division Chief
  • Emergency Communications Center Manager
  • Computer Assisted Dispatch (CAD) Analyst
  • One representative from the Loudoun County Fire Council
  • One representative from the Loudoun County EMS Advisory Council
  • At-Large members appointed by the chairman of the Fire and Rescue Commission

Health & Safety Committee

The Health and Safety Committee shall be responsible for the development of recommendations for the fire and rescue system's safety and health program.

Meetings

  • Health and Safety meets on a needs basis

Members

Any volunteer may participate in the Health and Safety Committee but the group must include a minimum of seven members including:

  • Battalion Chief for Human Resources and Risk Management of the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
  • One operational safety officer from the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
  • One representative of the Loudoun County Career Firefighters' Association
  • One representative of the Loudoun County Fire Council
  • One representative from the Loudoun County EMS Council
  • One volunteer chief officer
  • One volunteer firefighter and / or EMT

Individual companies should establish a Health and Safety Officer to serve as the liaison to the committee.