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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Chesterfield Fire Chief Elected to Serve On International Board

Portrait of Chief Edward "Loy" Senter

Fire & EMS 

June 26, 2019 

At its annual meeting earlier this month, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association elected Chesterfield County Fire & EMS Chief Edward “Loy” Senter Jr. to its 2019-2020 board.

Senter was elected by his association peers to serve as an alternate board member. He has been an active member in the association for more than 14 years. Over the next six years, he will advance through the association’s officer positions and serve a one-year term as president of the organization.

In 1978, Senter entered the public safety field at age 15 as a firefighter with the Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Following his high school graduation, he pursued public safety as a career and progressed through the ranks for nearly three decades with the Norfolk Fire-Rescue Department before becoming Fire & EMS Chief in Chesterfield County in 2008. Senter is a member of the county’s leadership team and the emergency preparedness steering committees. He is a past president of the Central Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and a past chair of the Hampton Roads Fire Chiefs Association.

About The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association*

The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association, a Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), brings together fire chiefs from large metropolitan fire departments to share information and focus on major issues effecting policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. Its members belong to the IAFC and NFPA and are the fire chiefs of jurisdictions with minimum staffing of 350 fully paid career fire fighters.

The Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association Board 2019-2020


  • Chief Mike Duyck, president; Tualatin Valley, Oregon Fire & Rescue Department
  • Chief John Lane, vice president; Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Chief Don Lombardi, secretary; West Metro, Colorado Fire Protection District
  • Chief Robert Rocha, treasurer; Corpus Christi, Texas Fire Department

New Board Members

  • Chief Eric Tade, board member; Denver, Colorado Fire Department
  • Chief (retired) William Bryson, re-elected as the senior board member for a second year; Miami and Miami-Dade, Florida Fire and Rescue Departments
  • Chief Edward “Loy” Senter, Jr., alternate board member, Chesterfield County, Virginia, Fire & EMS
  • Chief (retired) Otto Drozd III, immediate past president, Orange County, Florida Fire and Rescue Department

*National Fire Protection Association news release

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