Fire Code Enforcement Division/Permits

Deputy Chief Caponi

Vincent Caponi

Deputy Fire Chief


The mission of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Fire Code Enforcement Division is to prevent the inception of fire and hazardous conditions through timely and professional educational, enforcement, inspection, investigative and plans review efforts essential to the safety and wellbeing of all airport employees and the traveling public.

This is accomplished by seven personnel who are trained and certified to enforce a variety of fire prevention regulations to include the Statewide Fire Prevention Code.  Additionally, Fire Marshals provide coverage 24 hours a day to respond to and investigate code compliance, fire, explosive and environmental incidents.  

Key aspects of the mission include:  Investigation into the origin and cause of fire and explosive related incidents within the Airport Authority’s jurisdiction, as well as offenses related to threats to burn and/or destroy airport property.  Investigation into the release of hazardous materials and explosives.  Proactive public fire and life safety prevention programs through education and training.  Rapid and professional emergency response to investigate incidents.  Reduction of fire risk within the airport community through inspections of airport tenants and Airports Authority owned buildings and property. Fire Code Inspectors will inspect for common fire prevention code violations.  Plans review of fire alarm, sprinkler and other fire protection system design related documents.  Provide fire protection systems testing.

The minimum qualifications to be a member of the Fire Code Enforcement Division are governed by the State of Virginia, Code of Virginia §27-30 for investigators and the Code of Virginia § 27-98.1 for inspectors.  Initial investigator training is over 160 hours with 40 hours of recertification every two years.  Initial training for inspectors is 160 hours with 16 hours recertification every two years. This training ensures that all members of the division are capable of providing comprehensive services to the employees and traveling public of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

Fire Code Enforcement Division Staff

Captain Osborne

Michael Osborne


Robert Cunningham

Keith Cunningham

Fire Code Inspector


Frederick Hollis

Frederick Hollis

Fire Code Inspector


David Kannard

David Kannard

Fire Code Inspector


Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis

Fire Code Inspector


Fire Marshals

Deputy Fire Chief Vincent Caponi-Chief Fire Marshal

Office:  703-572-3331     Fax:  703-572-6099

Captain Michael Osborne-Assistant Fire Marshal

Office:  703-572-5110     Fax:  703-572-6099


Mailing Address:  1 Aviation Circle, MA-322FC,  Washington, DC 20001

Physical Address:  Dulles East Building, Suite 100  45045, Aviation Drive  Dulles, VA 20166

Fire Inspectors

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Frederick Hollis
Office:  703-417-2570     Fax:  703-417-0810

Mailing Address:  1 Aviation Circle, MA-320  Washington, DC 20001

Physical Address:  2509 Abingdon Drive  Washington, DC 20001


Washington Dulles International Airport​

Keith Cunningham
Office:  703-572-0167     Fax:  703-572-6099

David Kannard
Office:  703-572-1141     Fax:  703-572-6099

Gary Lewis
Office:  703-572-5736     Fax:  703-572-6099

Mailing Address:  1 Aviation Circle, MA-322FC  Washington, DC 20001

Physical Address:  Dulles East Building, Suite 100  45045 Aviation Drive  Dulles, VA 20166

Fire Code Enforcement Division Forms & Information

Fire Code Permit Applications

Permit Requirements

Customer Information