Carroll County Commission Chairman Marty Smith is proud to announce the appointment of Chief Tim Padgett as Carroll County Fire Rescue’s new Fire Chief effective November 14, 2018. He will, also, continue to serve as the County’s Emergency Management Director
Chief Tim Padgett
Chief Padgett is a native of Villa Rica, Georgia graduating from Villa Rica High School in 1982. He began his career in fire and emergency services as a Junior Firefighter with what was then the Carroll County Fire Department and Civil Defense. After graduating High School, he became a fulltime firefighter and quickly advanced in the department by being promoted thru out the ranks of Fire Rescue and Emergency Management. In 1990, he was promoted to Fire Inspector/Deputy Director of Emergency Management. In 1993, he was promoted to Division Fire chief and the Director of Emergency Management.
Savannah Fire is investigating after a multi-story building caught fire at the corner of E. Wayne and Lincoln streets, Wednesday night.
Flames and smoke were visible when crews got to the scene. Firefighters were seen coming in and out of a third floor door. The blaze forced portions of the road to be shut down just east of Calhoun Square.
It is unclear what caused the fire, as details are still limited at this time.
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Four individuals were recognized for exemplary service to Lee County by Lee County Fire and EMS Chief David Forrester at the Lee County Board of Commission meeting on Tuesday.
“Every year in public safety, the Exchange Club picks a firefighter and paramedic of the year in all of the surrounding counties,” Forrester said.
Selected for honors by their peers were Jonathan Sangster, who was awarded Firefighter of the Year, and Wendy O’Lear, who was chosen as Paramedic of the Year.
“I’ll tell you a little but about Jonathan,” Forrester said. “I’ve known him all his life. I got involved with him in the fire service. At an early age, Jonathan came to work for us in Lee County.”
The Forsyth County Fire Department invites residents to brighten the holidays of needy children by donating to the annual Aerial’s House toy collection. The initiative is named for a firefighting apparatus, the aerial ladder truck.
“This year is the 16th year of our Aerial’s House program, and it has become a staple of the firefighter outreach program during the holiday season,” Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “It has been a joy to watch the growth of community support for this program each year.”
New, unwrapped toys for children, ages newborn to 18 years old, can be dropped off through Dec. 15 at any Forsyth County fire station or the Fire Department headquarters at 3520 Settingdown Road.
Paulding County firefighters Jacob Nunnery and Jared Brackett helped deliver baby Mercy H. recently at the Yorkville Market gas pumps in west Paulding, the fire department reported on its Facebook page.
The firefighters are part of Rescue 7’s crew which helped deliver the bab Nov. 6 at 12:30 a.m.,
"Congratulations to the family and great job Paulding County firefighters Jacob Nunnery and Jared Brackett!" the department posted on the page.
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