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Valley Times-News Story
Lanett Fire Chief Jeff Monroe, who is currently serving as the president of the CCFRA, asked Laird how much money was going to be set aside for the community service office and what would it be used for.
Noting this, Monroe
asked Laird if there would be one community service office for all three counties and if the money raised would be split three ways.
Valley Times-News Story
Monroe is appointed Lanett fire_chief.
of Childersburg , Ala. , replaces former Fire_Chief Randy Brown , who recently retired from the city with 22 years of service.
Mayor Scott Hamil said that Monroe
, one of 15 applicants , had remained the top candidate throughout the selection process.
Originally from Odenville , Ala. , which is located in St. Clair County
career as a volunteer fireman in Moody , Ala.Monroe
, who received his
paramedics license from the University of Alabama-Birmingham
in 1981 , began working with the Childersburg Fire and Rescue Service in 1984.He left that department in 1992 to become the emergency response coordinator-fire chief at Champion International Corp. in Courtland , Ala. He returned to the Childersburg Fire_Department , as the hazardous materials coordinator in 1997
.He also worked as the city's economic development coordinator for one and a half years
.Monroe received his bachelor of science degree in public safety administration from Athens State College and received his masters degree in public-private management from Birmingham Southern College
As Lanett's new fire_chief , he
plans to bring a new perspective to the program.Monroe
said that he
plans to try to increase the service delivery and plans to lead the fire_department forward.
Stating that he's
customer service-oriented , Monroe
said that he'll
be looking at how the fire_department is currently run and will be looking at what the city's needs are.
My theory is looking at how we're doing this and how can we do it better , he
said.The citizens come first , as far as I'm concerned.The safety of our employees is also important..
As a former team captain for a large hazardous materials team , Monroe plans to investigate adding that service for the city's industries and its citizens , as well.
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