Fire & Rescue Chief Rob Clemons

Robert Lee Clemons, Jr. has more than 27 years of career experience and 12 years of volunteer experience in fire and rescue services.  He has served in many different capacities including Fire Operations, EMS Operation, Health and Safety, Personnel, and Training.  As Fire and Rescue Chief, Chief Clemons manages a highly progressive and professional agency and staff of 62 career members.  He works in collaboration with the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company and the Greater Manassas Rescue Squad leadership teams in providing oversight of the Fire and Rescue System. 
Chief Clemons


  • AAS, Columbia Southern University
  • Graduate, International Public Safety Leadership Ethics Institute

Career Highlights

  • Advisor for the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
  • Development of Training Program for the National Safety Culture Change Initiative
  • Former East Coast Director – Fire Department Safety Officer Association
  • Deployed to Pentagon for 911 Attacks
  • Deployed to Hurricane Katrina

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Society for Human Resources
  • Virginia Fire Chiefs Association
  • Northern Virginia Fire Chiefs

Significant Accomplishments, Awards, & Recognition

  • 1993 Bronze Valor Award Recipient
  • 2008 Prince William County – County Executive Award Recipient
  • 2009 Manassas Kiwanis Club Hero of the Year
  • 2009 Fire and Rescue Magazine – Company Officer of the Year 1st Runner-Up
  • Presenter at Major Fire Service Conferences and Symposiums
  • Published in Major Fire Service Periodicals
To contact the Chief, email or call 703-257-8458.