Albany names new fire chief

Albany names new fire chief

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany named its new fire chief at Tuesday night's city commission meeting.

The city made the announcement that Cedric Scott would take the position around 7:15 p.m.

Scott is currently the fire chief of Suffolk, Virginia. He's served in several Georgia fire departments including Waycross, College Park and Rockdale County.

Scott has also served as the assistant fire chief in Savannah.

Chief Scott came to Suffolk after serving as the Assistant Fire Chief of Logistics in the City of Savannah, Georgia. He was named Fireman of the Year in 1995 and was awarded the Bibb County 4-H Distinguished Service Citation (2000-2001) and was honored as a Star of Life by the American Ambulance Association in 2001. - City of Albany

Scott has an AAS degree in Health: Paramedic Technology, an AAS degree in Fire Service Administration, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. Scott is a paramedic and certified public manager.

"It is a great honor to serve as the Fire Chief for the City of Albany. I am looking forward to working with the talented staff at the fire department as well as being a part of the City Manager's leadership team. Lydia (Scott's wife) and I are excited about making new friends and becoming a part of the community," said Scott.

In December, Albany Fire Chief and EMA Director Ron Rowe announced he would be retiring. Rowe's retirement became effective January 1.

Sebon Burns has been the interim fire chief for Albany since January.

Scott will begin his tenure with the city of Albany in June.

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