Chesapeake and Richmond Partner with Lexipol for Virginia Fire Policy Solution

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Lexipol, the leading provider of state-specific policies and training for public safety agencies, is pleased to announce two new customers in Virginia: Chesapeake Fire Department and Richmond Fire and Emergency Services. The agencies, located in two of the largest cities in the state, protect communities of nearly half a million residents.

Chesapeake Fire Department was founded in 1963 and operates 15 stations. The 423 fire service members on staff cover 353 square miles and nearly 38,000 calls per year. Richmond Fire and Emergency Services, founded in 1858, operates 20 stations spanning 62.5 square miles. More than 430 fire service members are on staff and respond to approximately 37,000 calls per year.

Developed by industry professionals and public safety attorneys, the Lexipol Virginia Fire Policy and Training Solution includes more than 165 policies and 25 procedures for high-risk operations that are continuously updated to meet changes in laws and best practices. The subscription-based service also includes training bulletins, policy acknowledgment tracking and a mobile app where firefighters can access policies and procedures.

“By partnering with Lexipol, these agencies demonstrate their commitment to departmental and operational excellence as well as enhancing the safety of the communities they serve.”

“We are pleased to welcome both departments,” said Lexipol Chief Revenue Officer Chuck Corbin. “By partnering with Lexipol, these agencies demonstrate their commitment to departmental and operational excellence as well as enhancing the safety of the communities they serve.” This sentiment was echoed by Chesapeake Fire Department Chief Edmund Elliott. “By providing us with policies that address federal laws and regulations, as well as those of the Commonwealth, Lexipol gives us confidence we’re delivering the best service possible to our customers,” Chief Elliott said. “Following best practice guidelines is critical for the safety of our firefighters.”

Along with policies and procedures, the two departments will have access to training resources that help personnel learn and apply policies. “The Daily Training Bulletins bring our policies to life,” said Captain Travis Preau of Richmond Fire and Emergency Services. “The scenario-based questions are an easy way to reinforce policy and procedure understanding and bring more consistency to our operations across stations and shifts.”

Lexipol currently offers public safety policies and training to more than 3,500 agencies in 35 states.

To learn more, visit www.lexipol.com/fire.

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