Deputy Chief-Operations, Louisa County, VA, Department of Fire & EMS
Tony Carroll started in the fire service as a 15-year old junior firefighter. He joined the Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton Volunteer Fire Department, in Woodbridge, Virginia, and rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Fire Chief. Carroll continues to serve with the OWLVFD obtaining life membership in 2004.
In 1989, he was appointed to the Alexandria, Virginia, Fire Department and served there until 1992 when he received appointment to the District of Columbia Fire Department. In May of 2021, Tony retired from the DCFD after a great career of 29-years. With the DCFD, Carroll served with engine, truck and rescue companies and as an instructor. As an officer, he led busy companies and served as a shift safety officer. While a battalion chief, Carroll commanded the 1st, 2nd and 5th battalions and spent time at the Training Academy as the Assistant Training Director.
After retirement from the DCFD, Carroll took a position with the Louisa County, Virginia, Department of Fire & EMS. Today, he serves as the Deputy Chief of Operations for this growing, rural, combination department.
In 2015, he was chosen to participate on the Technical Panel of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s Study of the Impact of Fire Attack Utilizing Interior and Exterior Streams on Firefighter Safety and Occupant Survival. This was followed by his service on the panel for a new study; Coordinated Fire Attack utilizing Acquired Structures.
Carroll splits time between Woodbridge and Mineral, Virginia, with his 4 girls (Wife, Heather, and 3 daughters, Delaney, Keagan and Taryn) and dog. When not at a firehouse, Tony can be found at a dance studio, on Lake Anna or on I-95.
Tony believes that he has found something he loves to do and through his experience and education can help others to get the most out of their time with the fire service.