About Roger

Roger, a New England native, joined the United States Navy in 1969 after graduating from high school and was stationed at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach. He completed his service in 1973 with an honorable discharge and embarked on a distinguished career in fire safety and emergency services. Roger started as a firefighter at the Norfolk Naval Station and Norfolk Naval Shipyard, eventually rising to the position of Fire Chief/Site Manager at the world’s largest Naval Station.
Throughout his career, Roger held several leadership roles and collaborated with numerous professional organizations. He dedicated 14 years to the Virginia Department of Emergency Medical Services, where he was involved with all fire and emergency services departments and played a crucial role in the medical testing of many students. Additionally, Roger worked with the Virginia Department of Occupational Health and Safety as a work site investigator and with the Virginia State Police in the Sex Offender Investigations Unit.
Roger studied Fire Science at Tidewater Community College.
He has been happily married for forty-four years to Candy Fink from Portsmouth. Together, they have three children: Jason, Karen—a teacher in Virginia Beach, and Beth Ann, a computer programmer and business consultant. They are proud grandparents to eight grandchildren. The Fawcett family resides in the Sleepy Hole borough of Suffolk.