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Dorchester County Fire Chief Sworn-In as President of State Firefighters’ Association
On Friday, May 25, 2018, Dorchester County Fire Chief, Tres Atkinson, was sworn in as the 72nd President of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (SCFA).
With thirty-one years of experience in fire service, serving as President of the SCSFA is both a personal and professional achievement for Atkinson.
Atkinson said “I am humbled to have been elected to serve as President. I will work diligently to make educated decisions to better our state fire service.”
George Bailey, Chairman of the Public Safety, Health and Human Services Committee of County Council said, “creating a countywide fire department and hiring Tres Atkinson to run it is one of the best decisions County Council has made." Bailey added "I'm happy to see his leadership and dedication to improving fire service has been recognized by his peers."
Atkinson joins Doug Warren, Dorchester County Director of EMS and Mario Formisano, Dorchester County Director of Emergency Management, who also serve as President of their respective state associations.