County Manager Mark Schwartz appointed Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Reshetar the Acting Fire Chief, effective close of business August 24, 2018, while the County continues it’s search for the next Fire Chief.
Chief Reshetar joined Arlington County Fire Department in 1985. Over his career, he has held a number of assignments, in both operations and administrative positions. For the last three years, he has served as Assistant Fire Chief, and has served time as the Acting Fire Chief before and during Chief Bonzano’s tenure as Chief of the Fire Department. Chief Reshetar is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and Leadership Arlington.