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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Powhatan County Hires New Deputy Fire Chief

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Powhatan County is pleased to announce the appointment of Taylor Goodman as the newly-created Deputy Chief position.

Prior to coming to Powhatan County, Taylor served the Henrico County Division of Fire for 21 years, where he retired as a captain. During his time with Henrico County, Taylor served as a firefighter and company officer on some of the county’s busiest engine companies, as well as spending three years as in instructor in the training section, and two years as the Captain of Community Risk Reduction and the Public Information Officer. He also served on multiple operational and administrative committees, including fire apparatus, promotional process revision, and strategic planning.

As a member of the Huguenot Volunteer Fire Department, Taylor first joined Company 2 in January 1994, and went on to serve as a Chief Officer for 12 years, including six years as District Chief. He served on several apparatus committees, the building committee, and assisted with numerous county-level projects as well. Taylor also spent time volunteering at the Henry Volunteer Fire Department (Hanover County) and the Bowling Green Volunteer Fire Department (Caroline County).

Deputy Chief Goodman will start with Powhatan September 1, and he will have several areas of responsibility including overseeing the career staff, helping to arrange training with Chief Schoeffel and acting as a liaison to the Public Safety Communications Department.

“Powhatan County Fire & Rescue is very fortunate to have Taylor join our team. As a longtime volunteer and resident of Powhatan, Taylor brings a unique perspective to the department. We are excited to have his extensive knowledge of the fire service as an addition to our team.” stated Chief Warner.

Taylor lives in District 2 with his wife, son, and daughter. He’s an avid Texas Longhorns fan and enjoys spending time on his farm during time away from work.


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