City of Portsmouth, Virginia | Portsmouth Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Official Site
James E. Hoffler was names Fire Chief on December 1, 2017.
Deputy Chief Hoffler joined PFRES in 1979 and was promoted to battalion chief in 1994 and then Deputy Fire Chief in 2012. Chief Hoffler previously served on the Heavy/Tactical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team and as EMS Division Chief, Chief Fire Marshal, District 1 "B" shift Chief. Still a practicing paramedic after 30 years,