League appointed assistant fire chief at Walton County Fire Rescue

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Effective April 2, 2019, former Battalion Chief Craig League has a new position with Walton County Fire Rescue. He is now WCFR Assistant Fire Chief. League has worked for Walton County since April of 1991, serving in several roles including dispatcher and jailer at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. After transferring to Walton County Fire Rescue, he worked his way through the chain of command serving as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief and now Assistant Chief. League will officially be sworn in at the May 2019 Walton County Board of Commissioners meeting.

“Craig is a very dedicated and loyal employee as well as very knowledgeable in the fire service. I look forward to Craig serving in the position as Assistant Fire Chief,” said WCFR Chief Kevin Haney. Haney was appointed new Fire Chief on the retirement at the beginning of 2019 of former WCFR Chief Mike Moore.

“I look forward to helping lead our department in a positive direction and serving the citizens of Walton County,” League said in response to all the congratulatory posts on Facebook.

From left, new Walton County Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Craig League is congratulated by WCFR Fire Chief Kevin Haney. Contributed photo.

Bio

League is a lifelong resident of Walton County and attended Abraham Baldwin College from 1989 through 1991. His family includes his wife Christy League, daughters Kimberly and Tori, and grandsons Mason and Jackson. When he is not out saving lives, he enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, and gardening.

The most rewarding part of the job for League is being able to make a difference and provide help when people are facing difficult situations such as house fires and medical issues.

League is also a self-proclaimed history buff. He enjoys learning about Walton County’s history.

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