cloudy
Saturday July 4th, 2015 1:05PM

Swafford, Clark named to Ga. firefighters assn. board

By Staff
ATLANTA - The Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) has named new board of directors who will oversee the affairs of the association. Created in 1952, GSFA serves as the largest organization for firefighters in the State of Georgia with more than 4,500 members statewide. Its mission is to serve, promote, advocate and represent the interests of fire, rescue and emergency services throughout the state.

GSFA board members are selected by voting delegates at the annual conference and serve two year terms. The new board members are as follows:

President: Lanier Swafford, Dawson County Emergency Services Fire Chief
First Vice President: Dean King, Donalsonville Fire Rescue Training Captain
Second Vice President: Capt. Joey Hartley, Moultrie Fire Department
Third Vice President: Lt. David Bullard, Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue
Director at Large: Lt. Gary Clark, Gainesville Fire Department
Treasurer: Gary McGhee, Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief
Immediate Past President: Scott Carter, Cartersville Fire Department Fire Chief
Chaplain: Ronnie Cowart, Cartersville Fire Department Training Chief
Parliamentarian: Eddie White, Rockdale County Fire Rescue (retired)

A primary goal for the incoming board of directors is to work collectively to develop an active member recruitment and retention program.

Membership in GSFA is $25 annually and includes access to GSFA events and education workshops; a subscription to Georgia Firefighter magazine as well as e-newsletters and legislative updates; an annual awards program; discounts on training manuals; and life insurance and line-of-duty death benefits.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Cleveland detour to start Monday
The Georgia Department of Transportation says a detour associated with work on the Cleveland ByPass is scheduled to begin Monday.
By AccessWDUN staff
11:50AM ( 1 hour ago )
SCOGA upholds conviction, life sentence given Buford teen in death of her mother
The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence given to Brenda O’Connell, who was 15 years old when she and her sister, Catherine O’Connell, were charged with killing their adoptive mother.
10:40AM ( 2 hours ago )
An 'atypical' 4th, thanks to the weather
July 4th is shaping up to be anything but typical in north Georgia because of the weather.
10:07AM ( 2 hours ago )
UNG campuses adding more parking, classrooms this summer
Construction projects to add more parking, classroom and recreational spaces on the University of North Georgia's (UNG) four campuses are in progress and should be finished sometime this fall.
By AccessWDUN staff
9:15AM ( 3 hours ago )
Security heightened for Fourth of July events in Ga.
Emergency responders had an increased presence at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta and plan to be at more than 100 other events throughout the state during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
By Associated Press
8:33AM ( 4 hours ago )