Interim Fire Chief Jason H. Monk
As a member of the International Association of Firefighter’s Logistics and Command Team, he assisted the Fire Department of New York following the attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In 2016, Chief Monk helped lead a dedicated team of Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue members as they successfully achieved accredited agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of "1." Hampton is the only combination fire and rescue agency in Virginia to hold this dual status, and one of only five internationally.
Deputy Chief Monk has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Management with an emphasis on Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from Troy University. He received the Chief EMS Officer and Chief Fire Officer designations from the Center for Public Safety Excellence, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Chief Monk is a National Registered Paramedic and is a member of the International Association of Firefighters, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Virginia Fire Chiefs Association.
He and his wife, Karen, have a son and daughter.