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BRADD CLARK was named the chief for the city of Ocala, Florida, at a ceremony at the February 7 City Council meeting. Clark, who began his duties February 1, was presented a new chief’s white fire helmet and a gold badge. He comes to Ocala from Oklahoma, where he most recently served as chief for the city of Owasso. Clark becomes the 26th fire chief for the city of Ocala since 1885.


The Danville (CA) Area Chamber Of Commerce named RICHARD PRICE as its 2012 Citizen of the Year for his commitment to public service, community, and citizen-helping-citizen outreach program. With Price as its chief, the San Ramon Valley (CA) Fire District (SRVFD) released a location-aware mobile phone application that allows citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. As a result, Price was selected by the American Heart Association as the 2012 “Heart of Gold” honoree, which honors an individual who has made significant contribution to the advancement of cardiovascular disease protection and has enhanced the welfare of the Greater Bay Area community. Price was appointed as the SRVFD’s chief in July 2008.

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