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Bulloch Co. Fire Dept’s Sikes Awarded Chief Fire Officer Designation

Mitch Sikes, Acting Training Officer for the Bulloch County Fire Department, recently attended the joint GAFF (GA Association of Firefighters)/GAFC (Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs) Conference in Columbus, GA on September 28, 2022- October 1, 2022.

While at the conference, Sikes was honored at the Awards Banquet for his efforts to re-designate as a Chief Fire Officer through the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs. The program was developed to ensure that Georgia fire departments have qualified, credentialed, and professional leaders and managers overseeing their departments and personnel. Applicants must meet specific pre-requisites and complete several hours of training.

Also during the conference, Mitch escorted Mrs. Darrol Brazil to the Firefighter Memorial that is held each year. He also attended classes about leadership and management to gain more knowledge to help lead the Bulloch County Fire Department into the future.

“Congratulations to Mitch for continuing to lead by example and showing us that hard work does pay off,” says Interim Fire Chief Ben Tapley.

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