The Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System has announced the hiring of veteran fire chief and trainer John J. Caussin Jr. as the county’s new assistant chief of Support Services and Volunteer Administration.
Caussin brings 34 years of experience to Loudoun. Most recently, he served as the chief of Training and Operations for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, where he oversaw and coordinated training for fire departments across the state.
Before working for the state, Caussin served with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, as assistant fire chief of the Operations, Business Services, and Personnel Services Bureaus from 2006 until 2018, and then as acting fire chief and chief fire marshal until his retirement in September.
He had reached the role of assistant fire chief after progressing through the ranks from field operations and staff positions, including as battalion chief and deputy chief.
His responsibilities as assistant chief included oversight of the Strategic Planning Office, Communications, Information Technology, Logistics, Special Operations (Hazardous Materials, marine operations, technical rescue and urban search and rescue response, including FEMA VATF-1 and USAID USA-1), Training Division, Safety and Human Resources Office, Professional Standards Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity and Women’s Program Office, and the Volunteer Liaison Office.
“As we welcome Chief Caussin to Loudoun, I am confident that his vast experience and resolve will ensure that the emergency services provided to our community continue to demonstrate our core values of teamwork, integrity, professionalism, and service,” stated System Chief Keith H. Johnson.
Caussin fills the vacancy created when former Assistant Chief Matt Tobia left in February for a job in Harrisonburg.