Chief retires with 40+ Years of Service
By JIM ANDERSON, Correspondent | May 31, 2021 | GEORGIA
Story No. 060121108
Photo by Jim AndersonChief Baxter retires May 31, 2021
Photo by Jim AndersonMayor and Council honor Chief Baxter
Glennville Fire Chief David Baxter retired May 31, 2021, after 40+ Years of service to the City of Glennville and the Glennville Fire Department.
Chief Baxter’s long and distinguished career began on March 18,1981 as a volunteer firefighter, and he worked his way through the various ranks of the fire department and was appointed Fire Chief in 2015 where he has faithfully served until his retirement.
Chief Baxter has seen many changes in his time with the Glennville Fire Department began including the ability to manage and organize fire scenes, changes to standards that keep the firefighters safe and the change in construction that makes today’s fire scenes so much more dangerous.
Chief Baxter managed several commercial fires since becoming Chief to include one that decimated an entire city block as well as his own fire station burning in 2017.
Deputy Chief Anderson and members of the Glennville Fire Department presented Chief Baxter honoring him and his years of service at a retirement supper on May 27, 2021. Mayor Bernie Weaver presented a proclamation that congratulated Chief Baxter for his achievements and longtime dedication to ethe City of Glennville and the Fire Service
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