Bedford fire chief appointed to statewide leadership role

Creasy spent the last 15 years as head of Bedford’s fire department and served 21 years in Roanoke

Governor Glenn Youngkin has appointed Bedford’s fire chief to a statewide leadership role.

BEDFORD, Va. – Governor Glenn Youngkin has appointed Bedford’s fire chief to a statewide leadership role.

Brad Creasy will become Executive Director of the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

He spent the last 15 years as head of Bedford’s fire department and served the past 21 years in the City of Roanoke.

Bedford Town Manager Bart Warner says Creasy is a great pick.

“It’s a little bittersweet for me because we certainly enjoy having Brad around, and his expertise has been a great benefit to our community. But brilliant people, they’re easy to spot, and I have to give kudos to folks in the Governor’s office I guess,” said Warner.

Creasy was one of two recipients awarded the Governor’s 2021 Virginia Fire Chief of the Year.


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