City of Loganville gets a new fire chief

Loganville Fire Chief Carl Morrow. Contributed photo

Loganville City Manager Danny Roberts said Assistant Fire Chief Carl Morrow took over as Loganville fire chief, effective Monday, July 10, 2017. Roberts introduced Morrow to the City Council at Thursdays City Council meeting.

“I’m glad that we have someone local to take over my positions because here we’re all about keeping it local,” Roberts said.

According to a press release from the City on the promotion, Morrow began his career with the Loganville Fire Department while he was still in high school, taking on the role as a volunteer with the department in 1991 and now, 26, year’s later, Morrow will now be in charge of how the agency moves forward.

“Loganville is a place where people matter, and to me, that not only means our citizens but those who run toward an emergency when others run away,” he said. “I think the Loganville Fire Department is among not only the state’s best, but among the best in the country. I have truly enjoyed my time with our department and I look forward to my new role as chief of the Loganville Fire Department.”

In February this year, Morrow was appointed to serve as the assistant fire chief, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department after former chief Danny Roberts was named the new city manager.

According to the release, “as a junior at Loganville High School, Morrow made the move from volunteer to part-time with the fire department. Even when he graduated and took a job with the Cobb County Fire Department, Morrow maintained his status as a part-time firefighter with Loganville. He then took on a full-time role with the Loganville Fire Department in 1998 and remained with the agency since.”

Morrow has many of the certifications that are expected of firefighters, “but has also worked to become a better leader,” according to the press release. His training include leadership training and the achievement of National Professional Qualifications Instructor I status with the Georgia Fire Training Academy, EMT training, has taken management classes and recently received his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University.

Morrow and his wife, Melody, have two daughters and, when not serving as a firefighter, he can often be found in attendance at their gymnastic competitions and dance recitals.

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