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Firefighters Recognized for Performance during Quarterly Awards Ceremony
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Firefighters Recognized for Performance during Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Earlier this month, the City of South Fulton Fire Rescue Department held its Quarterly Awards and Promotional Ceremony at the Georgia Army National Guard – Atlanta Readiness Center. Fire personnel were recognized for promotions and also for demonstrating exceptional performance to "earn their shields." The department is supported by 10 Fire Stations, 162 sworn personnel and 11 civilian support staff. The “Earn Your Shield” program was created by Fire Chief Chad Jones to recognize fire personnel who perform tasks out of the norm or display acts of bravery, kindness or generosity. “We are acknowledging our brave members who have worked hard to advance their careers within the department and to honor those who give tirelessly to the South Fulton community," Jones said. ...
Broome Earns Statewide Recognition, Named Fire Chief of the Year
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Broome Earns Statewide Recognition, Named Fire Chief of the Year

City of South Fulton Fire Chief Freddie Broome was named Fire Chief of the Year at the 2019 Georgia Fire Service Conference in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, September 14. Chief Broome was nominated along with several other candidates and selected as this year’s recipient by the Georgia Association of Fire Chief’s Board. He was selected because of his established reputation as a dedicated leader who is driven by a challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by your colleagues for such a distinguished award. I will continue to be a committed and strong leader in the Fire Service as well as ensure the residents in the community I serve receive world class services,” said Chief Broome. Earlier in the year...
South Fulton Firefighters Support MDA with Annual Fill the Boot Drive
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South Fulton Firefighters Support MDA with Annual Fill the Boot Drive

The South Fulton Fire and Rescue Department is showing its continued support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to raise critical funds to help transform the lives of kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Continuing a 65-year tradition of giving strength to the MDA community, dedicated fire fighters from the South Fulton Fire and Rescue Department will hit the streets with firefighter boots in hand to ask for donations on September 14th and September 21st at multiple locations across the city. Firefighters will collect donations at the following locations and times: Walmart on Old National Hwy between 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; the intersection of ...
Nonprofits Partner to Grant Wish of Deserving South Fulton Family
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Nonprofits Partner to Grant Wish of Deserving South Fulton Family

Since 2012, Sunshine on a Ranney Day has been renovating homes for children in need. Now one deserving South Fulton family is benefiting from the organization’s generosity. Landon Milligan, age 9, had a successful heart transplant at just six months old. But a year later, he suffered from bacterial meningitis, which caused brain damage. As a result, Landon is non-mobile and non-verbal, but communicates through laughs and smiles. Some of Landon’s favorite pastimes are spending time outside in the sunshine and shower time. To help make shower time easier for Landon and his family, Sunshine on a Ranney Day in partnership with Make a Wish Georgia is completing a total bathroom renovation. The nonprofit’s bathroom renovations are a $35,000 investment on average and are tailored to m...
New Chief Marks New Chapter for South Fulton Fire Department
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New Chief Marks New Chapter for South Fulton Fire Department

The city of South Fulton is still celebrating the arrival of Fire Chief Freddie Broome. He was named to the position on May 14. Last weekend, residents, city personnel and elected officials gathered at the Aviation Community Cultural Center to officially welcome him. Chief Broome is appreciative of the warm response. He said that one of the things that has impressed him most since he arrived is the community support. “Everyone has opened their arms and welcomed me in, and that means a lot.” Much of the excitement is around Chief Broome’s experience and strong reputation in the fire services industry. He has already dedicated 23 years to fire service. Most recently, he held the position of Fire Chief in Valdosta, Ga. “He brings a lot of expertise to the position,” said South...
South Fulton Swears in New Fire Chief
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South Fulton Swears in New Fire Chief

Fire Chief Freddie Broome was sworn in on June 11. He took the oath surrounded by family and friends during the regular meeting of the Mayor and City Council. Chief Broome has set his agenda for the first thirty days. He plans to listen and learn from firefighters and staff, as well as assess the department’s needs.  In the long term, he aims to secure a Class 1 ISO rating. The rating demonstrates that a fire department is operating at the highest level with top notch response times. It's not only a badge of honor for the department, but can also mean lower insurance rates for residents. Broome comes to the City of South Fulton from the Valdosta where he was fire chief since March 2014. His career in fire service spans 23 years.
South Fulton Fire Stations to Serve as Cooling Stations for Holiday Weekend
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South Fulton Fire Stations to Serve as Cooling Stations for Holiday Weekend

City of South Fulton Fire Stations will serve as cooling stations during the Memorial Day weekend heat wave. The heat wave warning, issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), states that Georgia will see record high temperatures this weekend. “All City of South Fulton Fire Stations are designed to be a place of refuge from severe weather,” stated Interim Fire Chief Jack Butler. “We encourage residents to take precautions to stay safe during the warm weather by reducing strenuous activity and drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.” Residents and non-residents can visit any of the below fire stations to seek refuge from the heat. Fire stations are open 24/7. Fire Station 24121 Cascade Road SW Fire Station 34035 Stonewall Tell Road Fire Station 53175 Bethsaida Road ...

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