Tom Klecka is the Large Contract Manager/Estimator for Fire & Life Safety American Tidewater Division. He retired from the Chesapeake Fire Department with 23 years of service. During his last ten years in the department, he was assigned to the Fire Marshal’s Office as an arson investigator and lead fire plan reviewer. He currently is a board member of the Fire Prevention Code Board of Appeals and served 17 years on the Building Code Board of Appeals for Chesapeake. In the private industry sector, he has successfully managed large scale fire protection projects which include aircraft hangars, hospitals, high-rise structures, hotels, apartments, warehouses and historic properties. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Programs Director for the AFSA Virginia Chapter. Away from work he and his wife have been proud foster parents for the past six years.