York County Fire Chief Stephen P. Kopczynski is the recipient of the 2023 Virginia Fire Chief’s Association (VFCA) President’s Award.
The award, given at the Virginia Fire Rescue Conference in Virginia Beach on February 22, 2023, was presented by outgoing VFCA president John Prillaman. Of Chief Kopczynski’s selection as the recipient, Fire Chief Prillaman said:
“Chief Kopczynski serves as the Virginia Local Assistance State Team (LAST) coordinator that helps families and departments honor their fallen loved ones and ensures they receive the benefits they deserve. In addition, Chief Kopczynski serves as the chairman of the Virginia Fire Service Council, where he coordinates the annual Fire/EMS Legislative Book, bringing together multiple public safety organizations to focus on common legislative initiatives. Finally, Chief Kopczynski chairs the VFCA Health and Safety Committee and served as president of the VFCA.”
The men and women of York County’s Department of Fire and Life Safety congratulate our Fire Chief, Stephen P. Kopczynski, on this well-deserved award. Way to go, Chief! Pictured left to right: Fire Chief John Prillaman, Fire Chief Steve Kopczynski, Deputy Chief Allen Baldwin