This week the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department held an event to celebrate the promotion of Battalion Chief James T. Alligood to Deputy Fire Chief. Fire Chief Shane Edwards, Mayor Lester Miller, and others spoke at the event. You can see photos from the promotion and pinning ceremony here.

The Deputy Fire Chief position is a new one, created with recent restructuring in the department. This position will supervise Fire Prevention, Fire Training, Arson Investigations, and Emergency Vehicle Fleet Technicians. Chief Alligood spoke at the ceremony about how grateful he is for his career with our Class 1 Fire Department, and how he looks forward to helping others in this new position.

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"Chief Alligood has served the Fire Department for nearly 30 years and has always proven to have natural leadership abilities," says Chief Edwards. "He promotes an ability to seek out new innovative means to manage divisions and the self-motivation to continue the Vision and Mission of the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department. I am proud and honored to appoint James T. Alligood to the position of Deputy Fire Chief."

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