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Glenn A. Gaines

GLENN A. GAINES is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). He began his tenure in 2009 and manages USFA programs and training activities conducted at the National Emergency Training Center. Gaines began his fire service career as a member of the Fairfax County, VA, Fire and Rescue Department. During his 35-year career, he served in numerous capacities, including fire marshal, chief training officer and chief of operations, culminating in his appointment as fire chief from 1991 to 1998. Gaines holds a degree in fire administration and has served as a faculty member at the USFA’s National Fire Academy. He has received the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Metropolitan Fire Chiefs President’s Award of Distinction, Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Lifetime Achievement Award and President’s Award for meritorious service to the fire service.