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Issue 11 and Volume 164.

Charleston (SC) Fire Department Chief THOMAS CARR JR. announced his retirement effective March 1, 2012. Carr became chief in November 2008, taking over a department still rebuilding from the Sofa Super Store fire that killed nine city firefighters the year before. Carr is widely credited with adopting modern techniques and standards as well as charting a more coordinated, regional approach to firefighting. Last summer, Carr was awarded Career Fire Chief of the Year by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. J. MICHAEL STALLINGS, CFO, division chief of the Rocky Mount (NC) Fire Department received the Ronny Jack Coleman Leadership Legacy Award during the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s annual awards ceremony. Stallings has more than 29 years of fire service experience, including more than 14 years as a chief officer. Stallings successfully led his department through its first reaccreditation in 2008, and is guiding it toward a second reaccreditation in…

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