James Delaverson Obituary, Death – James Delaverson, a Life Member and Deputy Chief of Administration at the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department, passed away recently. He was a dedicated member of this organization for many years. It is with deep regret that we share this news. Jim joined the DCVFD in the 1980s and worked there for nearly 20 years, rising through the ranks to become the Deputy Chief of Administration, BLS Crew Leader, and Training Officer before his untimely passing. Jim was a member of the department for nearly 20 years.
Jim worked tens of thousands of hours per year to handle the administrative demands of the department in order to support the operational needs of the organization. Handling initial and yearly physicals, completing background checks on new members, and handling policy modifications are some examples of the administrative tasks that must be completed. These are only a handful of the many different things that the department handles for its clients.
Jim and his wife Margaret came up with the idea for a program that they called Large Incident Rehab in 2006. This program, which was implemented in 2006, fundamentally changed the way that rehabilitation operations were typically carried out in the region. They went out into the field and gained knowledge about what exactly was required for firefighters and emergency medical service employees to recover from the strains that were placed on their bodies while working on an incident. This was done in order to gain knowledge about what exactly was required.
A space that was designed to prevent contamination from PPE, a change of clothes in the event that it was necessary, an on-scene restroom, towels and wipes to remove contaminates from the fire and EMS personnel’s skin, and a space to get the personnel out of the weather was provided. Also provided was a space that was designed to prevent contamination from PPE.
Because of the many years he spent working for Dale City, he was able to have a positive influence on the lives of a significant number of people by serving as a guide, instructor, leader, EMS provider, and wonderful friend. This allowed him to make a significant contribution to the community. As a result of this, we would want to convey our deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends and let them know just how much we will miss him.