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Group designates leader a chief fire officer

Published Nov. 29, 2006

Fire Chief Daniel H. Graves was recently awarded the designation of chief fire officer by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.

Graves is one of only 505 chief fire officers worldwide. The chief fire officer designation program is voluntary and is designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven areas: experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association memberships, community involvement and technical competencies.

A board of review comprising members of the fire and emergency service profession, academia and municipal agencies looks at each application and recommends successful candidates for designation to the commission.


4-H project to support families in the military

The 4-H Operation Military Kids project will join forces with individuals, military members, veterans and community organizations to launch a support program for military families this holiday season.

The Adopt-A-Military Family Project is designed to serve families of deployed, returning and wounded soldiers in our area.

For more information, call (727) 582-2469 or e-mail fhervey@co.