ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The long time Albany Fire Department Chief, who is planning to retire later this year, was honored today for his support of Georgia's fire investigators.
Albany Fire Chief James Carswell was presented a plaque from the District President of the Georgia Fire Investigators association today at the Albany Training Center.
Carswell, a firefighter in Albany for 40 years, worked his way up to Chief ten years ago.
The Association holds training meetings there every two months for fire investigators from across South Georgia to help them keep on top of the latest trends in arson investigations.
"It's critical on the job training. It gives us a chance to network with each other. Test different theories, so it's very important to what we do," said Paul McGahee of the Ga. Fire Investigators Association
Chief Carswell is planning to retire in June.