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“I am truly humbled and honored to be a part of a group whose sole purpose is to help put peoples lives back together one house at a time”

Originally from Long Island New York, Shaun Whiteley now lives in Richmond Virginia with his wife and three Children.  A Career firefighter with the City of Richmond Fire Department, Shaun knew at a young age that public service was not only a calling but his career which started in 1997.  Rising through the ranks, Shaun has been awarded the departments Medal of Valor as well as recognized as Firefighter of the year in 2013.  Shaun is also part Owner of Stop Loss LLC whose mission to is to help communities minimize fire damage and loss of life by preventing fires from occurring through prevention and education.

A member of the RFD Foundation board, a non-profit organized to help ensure firefighters and their families never face struggles and challenges alone.  By building and fostering relationships with the community he serves, Shaun has helped to ensure that this organization will continue to provide for families long after he is gone.  

“There is no better feeling then knowing you have made a difference and had a positive influence in someone's life, especially a stranger

Michael Anderson is a Fire Lieutenant and Paramedic for the Richmond City Fire Dept. where he has served since 2006. A second generation fire fighter, Michael grew up exploring stations and climbing on the his fathers (Captain Ross Anderson's) fire trucks. Michael knew from an early age that he wanted to follow in his fathers footsteps and join the fire service.


In addition to being an avid public servant, Michael has organized or donated time to multiple fundraising and charity events over the years for cancer and muscular dystrophy patients/research. In 2016 a Fire prevention company that also specialized in fire damage demolition and restoration. It is the culmination of his passions, interests and skills that brought Michael together with fighting more then fire to help families who have been affected by tragedy.

Shaun Whiteley  Site Superintendent

​MICHAEL ANDERSON Demolition man

CHRIS MACK Safety Officer AKA Hardhat Mack

“It was an honor to be asked to join Fighting More Than Fire. I believe this organization will forever change people's lives and better the community, one family at a time.”


Fighting More Than Fire, FMTF
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