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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

January 7, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Because of he selfless dedication, Lt. Charles Hall has been chosen as Valdosta's fire fighter of the year.

He is a 28 year veteran of the Valdosta Fire Department.  Lt. Hall has worked his way through the ranks.

"I've been married to my wife for 30 years.  I've only been with her for about 20 of them. I've been with these guys that I work with for the other ten. We're all brothers. We're in together," says Hall.

Lt. Hall has taken on countless projects. He organized a drive for muscular dystrophy, built a confined space simulator for fire fighter training, and has worked with 136 local business to create safety plans.

Fire Chief J. D. Rice describes Hall's dedication, saying,"It's invaluable because we have someone right here in house that can do just about anything that we need done.  It keeps us from outsourcing projects which would cost tax payers money."

Lt. Hall tells us his favorite thing about being a firefighter in Valdosta is the people he gets to serve.  He enjoys helping the people he meets, and describes Valdosta's citizens as "really friendly."

It appears the choice for firefighter of the year was an easy one.  Chief Rice explains, saying, "He's a hard task master, but everyone who's ever worked for him has always excelled when it was time for promotional tests and job performance, so it was really a hands-down decision."

It was a decision made easy by one man who says he simply loves his job.

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