2024-05-28 7:23 PM
Emergency Management Coordinator Joe Carter (left) and Fire Official Henry Lane (far right) celebrate the retirement of their predecessor, Tom Polera (center) who served the City for almost nine years and was in public safety for over 37 years.

With the departure of Tom Polera, five-year veteran Henry Lane has been named the City of F.C.’s new fire marshal, City Manager Wyatt Shields announced Monday night.

Polera retired after almost nine years with the City and more than 37 years in public safety. He was the City’s first Fire Marshal, establishing the office through State Code and ordinance in 2011.

Also, Lieutenant Joe Carter, a 19-year veteran of the Falls Church Police Department, has been appointed the City’s Office of Emergency Management coordinator.





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