At a recent Manassas City Council meeting, four members of the city’s fire and rescue department were sworn in to higher office and a Fire Marshal was selected.
More on the promoted members of the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department, from a release:
Fire Marshal James Hartnett has more than 18 years experience in fire prevention. He is a certified Fire Inspector II, Fire Investigator II and a Law Enforcement Officer through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs. In 2012 he was certified as a Fire Official by the State Board of Housing and Community Development. During his career he has served at the rank of Fire Inspector I, II and III with the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department. In the summer of 2008, he joined the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department as a Lieutenant/Deputy Fire Marshal.
Battalion Chief Jerry Smith has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters degree from George Mason University. He has served in the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department for 8 years and serves as a volunteer in the Great Falls community.
Captain David Halman began his career with the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department in 2001. He has served as a Firefighter/EMT, Master Technician, Lieutenant and now Captain. At the age of 16 Halman began volunteering with the Occoquan, Woodbridge, Lorton (OWL) Fire service in Prince William County.
Lieutenant Robert Bettis was hired into the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue system in 2008. Prior to his service with the City of Manassas, Bettis worked for the Martinsburg, WV Fire Department.