Roanoke Fire-EMS has announced that Marci Stone is being promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief effective January 29, 2019.
Stone has been in the fire and emergency services field for over 25 years. She was hired as a firefighter/paramedic with the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department in 1997 and rose through the ranks, first being promoted to lieutenant in 2001, 1st lieutenant in 2003 and Captain in November, 2004. Stone left Roanoke Fire-EMS for a period of time and served as Deputy Fire Chief for Bedford County Fire & Rescue from 2010 until 2014.
In 2014, Stone returned to Roanoke Fire-EMS as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Roanoke. During her tenure, she has served as a member of the heavy tactical rescue team, fire investigation team, academy instructor and has contributed to numerous policy developments and management of the Accreditation process.
Chief Stone holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Hampton University. She is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) and is a graduate of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire Service Executive Development Institute (FSEDI).
In 2017, Stone completed the Leadership Roanoke Valley Program sponsored by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. Stone currently serves on the Governor’s Security and Resiliency Commonwealth Panel and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Responder Forum as a representative of the IAFC. She is recognized as a Chief Fire Officer Designee (CFOD) with the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
“Chief Stone is going to be a tremendous asset to our organization’s Executive Leadership, “ says Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback. Please join the Office of the Chief in congratulating Marci on this prestigious promotion.