Edward Mills III is an 18-year veteran of the Department, previously served as the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations in 2014, and Deputy Fire Chief of Special Operations in 2013.
AFC Edward Mills has a well-rounded career in fire service, which includes being a Battalion Fire Chief for Special Operations and a Captain for the Hazmat Unit.
Chief Mills earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Administration from the University of the District of Columbia. He also received hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction training from the following institutions: National Fire Academy in Emittsburg, Maryland; the Center for Domestic Preparedness; the United States Department of Homeland Security Department of Counter Terrorism; Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy; and the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute.
He also served on the following committees: Captain Shield Multi Agency Training Exercise; National Mass Decontamination Guidelines Peer Review Panel; and the Chairman of the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Flash Committee.
AFC Edward Mills is a member of the International Association of Fire Chief’s and the National Fire Protection Association.