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Firefighter will be honored for safety efforts

October 3, 2007

Lee County -- Firefighter Ronny Garrett will receive the Governor's Public Safety Award at a ceremony in Atlanta.

Garrett put together a public service program to educate Lee County children about fire dangers. He also started the county's program to distribute free smoke detectors.    

"There are fires that we have responded to that we know these smoke detectors directly resulted in alerting the occupants and getting them out of the house," said Lee County Fire Chief James Howell. "Unfortunately, we can't measure the success of Ronny's program, because we don't know how many fires we didn't have because Ronny did his job."

Garrett and the Chief will travel to Atlanta Friday to meet with the Governor and receive the award.


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