+Jeff Flippo

jeff_flippo22570 Watson Road
Leesburg, Va.  22175

Jeff Flippo Serves as the Virginia State Firefighter’s Association President. He has and continues to serve on numerous committees in the organization. Jeff has been a member of the Aldie Volunteer Fire Department in Loudoun County for 45 years holding a number of positions including Assistant Chief. He worked for the Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue for 29 years and retired in 2004 as the Chief Fire Marshal. He is a past President of the Northern Virginia Joint Committee on Fire and Arson, the Shenandoah Valley Joint Committee on Fire and Arson, the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators and past Vice President of the Virginia Fire Prevention Association and is a member of the Virginia Fire Chief’s Association and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association.  In 2004 he was the recipient of the Virginia Governors Award for Excellence in Fire Prevention. Jeff currently works part time for the Frederick County Fire Marshal’s Office as an Inspector and the Loudoun County Public School System as a Safety and Security Specialist. Jeff is married to the former Bonnie Burton of Lenah Virginia, has one daughter Debra married to Michael, and 2 grandsons Mikey (5) and Devon (21/2) who he spoils on a regular basis. He lives near Aldie, Virginia.

+Jimmy Byer
1st Vice President

jimmy105 Broken Arrow Lane
Covington, VA  24426

Jimmy Byer currently serves as 1st Vice President of the Virginia State Firefighters Association.  He started his journey through the Chairs August 2011 after being elected as 3rd Vice President.  He has been an active member of the VSFA since 1988 and has served on many committees and currently is the Co-Chair of the Rules and Contest Committee.  He had served as a District Representative for District 7 for the last 10 years.

Jimmy is currently a member of Boiling Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue and has been for the last 28 years, in which he has held many working and social offices.  He was just recently elected as 1st Lieutenant, Parliamentarian and a member of the Executive Committee of the Fire Department.  He is also a member of MeadWestvaco Fire Brigade and Westvaco Rescue Squad. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Squad.  Over the years he has obtain numerous certifications for firefighting, hazmat, trench-heavy and confined space rescue.  He also maintains numerous EMS certifications as well as his EMT-B.

Jimmy is currently employed with MeadWestvaco and has been for the past 36 years as a Millwright.  He is married to his wife Sandy, has 2 sons Stacey and Jamie and daughter-in-laws, Lori and Kristie, 5 grandchildren and 3 great granddaughters.  He resides in Alleghany County.

+Ken Brown
2nd Vice President

ken3354 Griffith Lane
Goochland, Va.  23063
Home – 804-457-2267
Cell – 804-971-7983

Ken Brown retired from the position of Fire-Rescue Chief and Coordinator of Emergency Services for Goochland County after 38 years in the fire service (33 as a career firefighter and 38 as a volunteer firefighter). Ken has a long career in the Virginia Fire Services, holding the previous positions as Director of Fire Services for Prince George County, Company Officer with the City of Newport News Fire Dept., Fire Chief for the 909th CES Fire Dept. USAFR (Ret), Administrative Battalion Chief with the Carson Volunteer Fire Department, a lifetime member of the Gloucester Vol. Fire & Rescue and current member of the Fife Volunteer Fire Company in Goochland County. Ken also instructs marine firefighting for the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute located in Gloucester County.

Ken was appointed by the Governor to the Virginia Fire Services Board in 2003 representing the Virginia State Firefighters Association. He has served as the chairman of the Burn Building Sub-committee since its inception and two years as the Vice-Chairman of the Fire Services Board. He has also been a member of many fire service organizations, including the Virginia State Firefighter’s Association, the Metro Chiefs Association, the Emergency Fleet Management Association, where he was the former President, Metro Regional Fire Investigation Task Force, and Virginia State Public Fire and Life Safety Coalition where he was the former Chairman. He received his Associate Degree in Fire Science from Thomas Nelson Community College and is currently seeking his Bachelor Degree in Fire Administration from the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officers (EFO) Program. Ken is a certified Instructor IV, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector EMT and has been an adjunct for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs for 31 years.

Ken currently serves as the alternate director to the NVFC for the VSFA as well as the State Fire Corp Representative. He also represents the NVFC on the NFPA Southern Regional Fire Code Committee.

He is married to Lisa and they reside in Goochland County. They have three children, Andrew, Amanda, and Joseph. They also have four grandchildren.

+John S.(Pete) Kirby
3rd Vice President

13934 Deviar Dr.
Centreville, Va. 20120

Pete Kirby has been delivering emergency services in Virginia since 1976.  During this time, Pete served 22 years with the Fairfax County Police Department in Fairfax, Virginia where his roles included law enforcement officer, public safety telecommunications officer, training coordinator, criminal justice services instructor, and 9-1-1 emergency communications supervisor.  He also performed duties related to emergency management, disaster operations, and quality assurance program design and development.

Concurrently, Pete has served for more than 38 years in the volunteer fire service.  He was a member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department in Fairfax County, Virginia, for 14 years, departing as a Fire Captain specializing in fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services, and managing career and volunteer relationship issues.  Pete also served as a unit officer for the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department during his tour at Vienna.

After moving his family from Vienna, in 1990, Pete joined the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department in Fairfax County, Virginia.  While at Centreville, Pete rose through the ranks to become Fire Chief for the Department, a role he held for over 14 years, and was promoted to serve as a command officer for the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, a role he continues to fulfill.  He is an apprentice All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader, and he has served in command roles for numerous fires, hazardous materials emergencies, and mass casualty incidents.  He has played key roles in planning and executing scheduled and emergency operations for local special events, and continues to deliver fire and emergency medical services regularly.

In addition to his first responder roles, Pete served four terms as a Fire Commissioner, appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.  He led the reorganization, and then served as the President, of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.  Pete serves as a peer Equal Opportunity counselor for the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, and he is an adjunct instructor for the National Domestic Preparedness Training Center, operated by the University of Hawai’i, teaching disaster readiness courses across the U.S. as assigned.

Pete became active in the Virginia State Firefighters Association after attending the 100th Annual Convention at Covington.  Since November 2007, he has served as the 12th District executive representative to the Virginia State Firefighters’ Association, covering five cities and six counties in Northern Virginia.  He has served with the By Laws, Communications, Membership Recruitment and Retention, and Vision 2020 Committees, and is a judge for the annual Fire Truck Rodeo hosted by the VSFA.  He was elected as 3rd Vice President for the VSFA in August 2015.

Pete is a public safety consultant for the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton.  He enjoys bicycle and motorcycle riding, and is a fan of antique, classic, fire service, and military vehicles.  He and his wife, Lauren, live in Centreville, and they have two sons.

+Lauren Kirby

LaurenPO Box 230385
Centreville, Va. 20120

Lauren joined the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department in 1980 as an Auxiliary member and enjoyed running the Canteen Unit. After moving to Centreville, VA, Lauren joined the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) where she held positions as Board Member, Division Head of Membership, and President. During this time, she also served as a Board Member and Member Benefits Coordinator for the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association. Lauren rejoined the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and currently serves as Membership Chair. Lauren has been recognized with the CVFD President’s Award for Exemplary Service, CVFD Leadership Award, and the March of Dimes® Women in Technology Lifetime Achievement Award. She and her husband Pete were selected honorary Lord and Lady Fairfax in 2011 by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for their volunteerism. Professionally, Lauren is an Audit Manager for a Fortune 500® company where she has worked for 19 years. When she’s not working or volunteering for the fire department, you can find her teaching résumé writing for several non-profits, performing hospice advocacy, or trying to perfect her gardens. Lauren and Pete have two grown sons.

+Michael Masciola

MMasciola8138 Quinn Terrace
Vienna, VA 22180

Michael Masciola serves as the Treasurer of the Virginia State Firefighters Association (VSFA), having first been elected to that position in 2006. Mike is an active volunteer fire officer/EMT with the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department in Fairfax County, VA. He has been a volunteer with Dunn Loring since 1997, serving various positions within the organization from Board Trustee to Treasurer to Volunteer Fire Chief. Mike also serves as one of the seven Volunteer Fire Commissioners on the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission, representing his Department as well as the other two departments in his Commission Zone. Prior to moving to Virginia Mike was a volunteer firefighter/EMT with other departments in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mike is a CPA by profession, currently working as the Tax Director for a software gaming company in the Washington DC area. Mike lives in Fairfax County, VA.

+Larry Logan
Past President

llogan4273 Parr Road
Salem, Va. 24153

Larry Logan serves as the Virginia State Firefighter’s Association (VSFA) Past President, having completed six years advancing through the Vice President Chairs, two years as President, and has served on many VSFA Committees. As President he led the VSFA and over 13,000 members. As Immediate Past President he provides guidance and serves at the pleasure of the President. Larry is currently an active member of the Fort Lewis Volunteer Fire Department in Roanoke County and has volunteered for over forty six years holding every position to Chief. He also was a member of the Fort Lewis Volunteer Rescue Squad and held many officer positions over twenty three years and was awarded Life Membership. Larry is currently working part time with the VA Department of Forestry as a Firefighter and Tractor Operator, and has worked there for over forty years. Larry continues to be active in the VA Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists and is a Charter Member and Past President. He also is active in the Southwest Virginia Firefighter’s Association and is Past President. Larry was employed by Roanoke County Fire and Rescue for twenty eight years and rose through the ranks retiring at the rank of Deputy Chief. Larry continues his work in the emergency field through his employment with LCM Corporation and specializes in emergency response to chemical spills and natural and man made disasters. He has worked there for nineteen years and currently holds the position of Emergency Operations Director. Larry has a wonderful wife, four sons and wives, and eight grandchildren that he loves dearly. He resides in Roanoke County.