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The Exchange club of Brunswick celebrate Firefighters of the year

Pictured from left to right Vice Pres. Steven Floyd BFD Kaleb Knox and his son Kamden, BFD chief Randy Mobley, Jekyll Island Chief Dennis Galey, Jekyll Fire Captain Josh Medlin, GCFD Casey Spradlin, GCFD Battalion chief Hugh Brown and Sec treasurer Randy Pifer Not pictured GCFD volunteer Chief Chad Everitt, GCFD volunteer Michael Johns.

The Exchange club of Brunswick held their 54 Fire fighter of the year program. The Exchange club of Brunswick is very proud of all of first responders as they make our community safe.

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.

The Exchange club of Brunswick honored firefighter from The Brunswick Fire department, The Glynn county fire department, The Jekyll Island fire department and the Glynn county volunteer fire department. The honorees were chosen by their Chiefs and their peers. This years recipients are Brunswick Fire department Engineer Kaleb Knox, Jekyll Island Fire department Captain Josh Medlin, Glynn county fire department Casey Spradlin, and Glynn county Volunteer fire department Michael Johns.

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