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Okefenokee Fire staff recognized for service

Rocky Chesser, Heavy Equipment Supervisor Rocky Chesser, Heavy Equipment Supervisor
Terri Jenkins, Fire Management Specialist Terri Jenkins, Fire Management Specialist
FOLKSTON, GA (WALB) -

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is often noted for being at the center of large and complex wildfires.  This spring, the Okefenokee Fire Program is being recognized and awarded for the hard work and dedication in particular of two of the refuge personnel.  

In late March, at the monthly Charlton County Fire Board Meeting, Terri Jenkins, Fire Management Specialist, was awarded the Firewise Leadership Award by the Georgia Forestry Commission. 

 Terri has 28 years of experience working on National Wildlife Refuges in the southeast, and Okefenokee is lucky to have had Terri here for the past four years.    

Also recognized this spring was Rocky Chesser, Heavy Equipment Supervisor, as the recipient 

 Rocky is an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and began his career at Okefenokee as an Engineering Equipment Operator (EEO) before being promoted four years ago.   

 

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