The long time Albany Fire Department Chief, who is planning to retire later this year, is honored for his support of fire investigators.
Wednesday the Georgia Fire Investigators Association presented a plaque to Chief James Carswell.
He's been a firefighter in Albany for 40 years, the last ten as chief.
The Association holds training meetings for fire investigators from across South Georgia at the Albany training center every two months.
Georgia Fire Investigators Association Southwest District President Paul McGahee said "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."
Chief Carswell is planning to retire in June.