We recently caught up with Richmond Fire Chief Adrian Sheppard to talk about his department and some of the new life-saving innovations coming to RFD. RS: What are some of the goals and objectives that you are hoping to accomplish for the Fire Department in the next fiscal year? ADRIAN SHEPPARD: As the Fire Department, we certainly want to be aligned with the City’s goals and objectives. Some of our goals include creating emergency support functions here in the City. Our emergency support functions are basically publications that we have that help us in times of emergency if there is an event that takes place here in Richmond or the surrounding areas. So we would better able to mitigate the emergency.  We would have a playbook on how things are going to go. So we have been working diligently in keeping with the City Council’s objectives to create emergency support functions. We suspect that will be completed 2019-2020. There are 17 in total. ADRIAN SHEPPARD: We have 96 people, but nothing gets done individually. We rely on the police department, their dispatch center and other departments like public works.  Say if there were a flood or some other significant event where trees a...