Virginia Beach names new fire chief

Fire Chief: David Hutcheson

Virginia Beach, Va. — The Virginia Beach Fire Department has named 29-year-veteran David Hutcheson as their new fire chief.

Chief Hutcheson held several positions with the fire department over his career, including Public Information Officer, District Chief, and Operations Deputy Chief.

The fire chief has represented the Virginia Beach Fire Department in many large scale events such as the Oklahoma Federal Building Bombing, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Hutchenson is a graduate of Hampton University and the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.

Hutchenson has been serving as interim fire chief since 2016. He took over for former fire chief Steven Cover, who is now the Deputy City Manager of Public Safety for Virginia Beach.