Operations A Shift
District Chief James H. Ramsey has 24 years of fire service experience. Prior to his fire service career, James served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Korea, California, and Georgia. He was promoted to District Chief on September 1, 2013, and currently serves as the District Chief overseeing the North Division. He served as a Firefighter at Companies 8 and 3. In October 2001, he was promoted to Fire Captain where he served on Engines 7, 16, 20, Ladder 16, and as a Deputy Fire Marshal. In October 2007, he was promoted to Battalion Chief and served as Battalion 1, B Shift and as the Fire Department’s Fire Marshal. District Chief Ramsey is the department’s Oversight Manager for Special Events, Hampton Roads Incident Management Team, and the Operational Planning Team.
District Chief Ramsey holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Tidewater Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Columbia Southern University in Fire Administration.
District Chief Dennis Keane
joined the Virginia Beach Fire Department on July 1, 1978. He is currently assigned as the Shift Commander of Fire Operations on B shift. and is the Program Manager for ERS and has ancillary responsiblility with Marine Response Program. He is a National Registered Paramedic and is a Task Force Leader for FEMA Urban Search and Rescue VA TF-2. Chief Keane holds a B.A. from Richmond University.
District Chief Daryl Funaiock has 37 years of fire service experience. He was promoted to District Chief on October 1, 2013, and currently oversees the South Division of the Fire Department. District Chief Funaiock is the Department’s Oversight Manager for Apparatus procurement and Station Maintenance and is a Safety Officer for VA-TF2. District Chief Funaiock holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Alleghany County Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health and Safety Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The District Chiefs' Office is located at Station 3
600 Central Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454