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Chief Ronnie Few, nominee for Chief of Fire and Emergency Services Department
Official Profile and Biography
June 1, 2000




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Chief Ronnie Few graduated from Russell Nigh School in East Point. He attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta and graduated from DeKalb College with a Degree in Fire Science. He is two courses away from obtaining a Fire Administration/Engineering Degree from the University of Cincinnati. Chief Few has Supervisory Training in Firefighting; Hazardous Materials Seminars; Emergency Management Training and CPR certifications; State Certified Assessor and National Professional Qualification (N-PQ).

Chief Ronnie Few was an integral part of East Point Fire Service beginning in 1972, was promoted to Sergeant in 1978, to Lieutenant in 1983, to Captain in 1985, to Battalion Chief in 1990, to Acting Deputy Chief in 1993 and to Fire Chief, also, in 1993.
In March 1997, he was appointed as the first African-American Fire Chief in Augusta-Richmond County.

Since serving as Fire Chief in Augusta, Chief Few has received a number of appointments and commendations from several organizations.

He has been appointed to the Fire Chief Certification Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs. This position requires Chief Few to serve on the selection committee for Fire Chiefs all over the world. This is an honor and privilege to be considered to serve in this capacity.

Served on committee to represent the Southeastern United States in developing a "Single National Fire Code."

Chief Few was appointed to review the National Building Code by the Fire Division of Southern Building Code Congress International

Served as State Vice-President for International Association of Fire Chiefs (1996)

Serves as instructor for the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute

Appointed by Fire Commission on Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate Fire Deaths in the state of Georgia

Chaired Training section for the Fire Safe Georgia Committee

Chief Few has received esteemed letters or commendation:
Rescuing child from a house fire (1985)
Educating children on Fire Prevention (1989)
Firefighter Award from the Concerned Citizens of East Point Committee (1987, 1988)
Community Service Award for Family Life Ministries (1990)
Received an award of Achievement from the American Legion of Augusta

Fire Chief of the Year Award for the International Association of Fire Fighters, Inc. (1998)

Most Innovative Fire Chief of the Year for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (1999)

He is involved with numerous affiliations and associations which include the Metro Firefighter Association, the Georgia Firefighters Association/5th District Vice President, Black Chief Officer's Committee, Fire Chief Certification Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Southern Building Code, Steering Committee for NPQ Systems (State of Georgia), Chairman; Georgia State Fire Marshal Training Committee, Lions Club of Augusta, and Member of Community Alliance Group.

Chief Few has implemented several programs to develop a Community Based Fire Service. He has worked diligently to increase better standards and service to insure that every citizen receives the best possible protection from the Department.

Since his arrival, the Department has begun:
Water Rescue
High Angle Rescue
Increasing duties of the Hazardous Materials Division
EMT certification for new recruits
First Responder Certification for entire department
The "Are You Okay?" callback program which is a computer operated callback system to keep a daily check on our senior and disabled citizens
New assessment system for testing and promoting firefighters
Interdepartmental and Community Newsletter
Community Outreach programs for the Youth
Building of the Transit House, a home to temporarily house citizens who have lost their homes in the grips of fire
Purchase of Fire Safety House to be used in Prevention and Education
Department Honor Guard
Served as host cities to the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Conference, Southeastern Region of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, Inc.

Chief Few has a wife, Nina and one daughter, Kourtney.

See also résumé submitted for nomination

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