March 15, 2023

Virginia Beach Fire Department Appoints Battalion Chief Lorna B. Trent to District Chief

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (March 15, 2023) The Virginia Beach Fire Department is proud to announce the appointment of Battalion Chief Lorna B. Trent to District Chief. Trent has 24 years of experience in public safety and more than 20 years with the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

Throughout her career, Trent has held both operational and administrative assignments including engine, ladder, and rescue companies, operational Battalion Chief, emergency management, special events, and most recently the first female Fire Marshal. As Fire Marshal, she managed the Fire Prevention Bureau which is tasked with fire investigations, fire inspections, life safety education and public information. She is a member of the Virginia Beach Incident Management Team (VBIMT) and the Hampton Roads Incident Management Team (HRIMT), working to support the city and region during disasters.

Trent holds a current certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Systems Management, graduated from Regent University School of Law with a Juris Doctor and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

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