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County Manager Appoints Fire Panel

County Manager (CM) John Hanson announced the members of the panel selected to assist the County Manager for the process of selecting a new Fire Chief for Pike County Emergency Services.

Mike Singleton, Deputy Chief Operations - Pike County Emergency Services, Rusty Smith, Deputy Chief EMS - Pike County Emergency Services, Jimmy Totten, Deputy Chief EMA - Pike County Emergency Services, Wallace H. Presley- Retired City of College Park, and Harold Douglas Miller - Retired City of Atlanta. Their job will be to assist with the review of applications, interviews, and the final selection.

Harold Douglas Miller (Doug) is retired from the Atlanta Fire Department after having served in every rank in the Atlanta Fire Department from Firefighter to Fire Chief. He has a BS Degree from the University of West Georgia as well as many state certifications including structural fire and flammable liquids control, hazardous materials, trench and confined spaces rescue and is a state certified instructor level 1, 2, 3, and 4. Miller is also an EMT and is certified through the National Fire Academy as an instructor for several courses and is has been a Rescue Systems Instructor for the State of Georgia since 1989. Miller resides in Upson County.

Wallace H. Presley retired from the College Park Fire Department after a 28 year career having served in the positions of Firefighter, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain/Shift Commander, and Interim Fire Chief. He has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology from Dekalb College in Decatur, has received extensive training from the National Fire Academy and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, has attended classes at the International Association of Fire Chiefs Command School, United States Department of Energy, National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications, Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council, Norfolk Southern, FAA, Department of the Army Atlanta-Fulton County EMA, and is a nationally certified Fire Instructor, a Certified State Fire Instructor, and a First Class Firefighter. Presley resides here in Pike County.

The application process will be open to members of Pike Emergency Services from Friday September 19th, 2014 and will be open until October 24th at 5:00 p.m. CM Hanson asked that this position be posted for all personnel. Then the application process will be open and advertised to the public beginning on Friday, September 26th, 2014 and will be open until October 24th at 5:00 p.m.

Qualifications are as follows: Management Experience, Fire Ground Knowledge, Budget Experience, Up to 20 hr/week time commitment, References required. “I am looking forward to working with these qualified individuals during this selection process of our new Fire Chief,” said Hanson. CM Hanson stressed in an earlier interview that the final decision on fire chief will be his.

Submitted 9.22.14