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Chief of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Ronald Few Confirmation Resolution of 2000
PR 13-909

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Chairman Linda W. Cropp at the request of the Mayor

A PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Chairman Cropp, at the request of the Mayor, introduced the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

To confirm the Mayoral appointment of Mr. Ronald Few as the Chief of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may be cited as the "Chief of the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Ronald Few Confirmation Resolution of 2000".

Sec. 2. The Council of the District of Columbia confirms the appointment of

Mr. Ronnie Few
1 Seventh Street
Suite 1003
Augusta, Georgia 30901

as Chief, Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, in accordance with section 2 of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979, (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Code, sec. 1633.7) to serve at the pleasure of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Sec. 3. The Council of the District of Columbia shall transmit a copy of this resolution, upon its adoption, each to the nominee and to the Office of the Mayor.

Sec. 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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Ronnie Few
One 7th Street, Suite 1003, Augusta, Georgia 30901, (706) 774-6984

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Augusta-Richmond County Fire Rescue, Augusta, Georgia Fire Chief, 1997 -Present

  • Supervised 309 Firefighters, (2) Deputy Chiefs, (15) Battalion Chiefs, (4) Administrative Staff
  • Implemented first Water Rescue Team
  • Implemented first High Rope Rescue Team
  • Expanded the training and certification process for the Hazardous Materials Team
  • Established telephone reassurance program for senior and disabled citizens
  • Arranged new process for EMT certification for all new fire department recruits
  • Expanded services in Education and Training Departments
  • Upgraded the assessment system for testing and promoting firefighters
  • Building Transit House to house temporarily burned out victims
  • Developed program for entire department to train in First Responder certification
  • Developed "Fire Prevention Day" program and presented it to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation to carry out jointly with neighboring counties
  • Implemented Minimum Performance Standards for the Department
  • Established a Wellness Program for firefighter health and safety

East Point Fire Department, East Point, Georgia, 1972 -1997; Fire Chief 1993-1997; Acting Deputy Chief 1993; Battalion Chief 1990-1993; Captain 1985-1990; Lieutenant 1983-1985; Sergeant 1978-1985; Private 1972-1978

  • Supervised 102 firefighters, directed (3) Battalion Chiefs, and (8) Administrative Staff
  • Implemented first command post chart for the city
  • Introduced Hazardous Materials Guidelines for the Department
  • Supervised four engine companies, ladder truck, and rescue unit
  • Was in charge of manpower and equipment while operating emergency apparatus
  • Trained and recruited over 300 firefighters
  • Handled daily operation of Emergency Management

AWARD AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Most Innovative Fire Chief of the Year, 1999
  • 1998 Fire Chief of the Year Award for International Association of Fire Fighters, Inc.
  • Award of Achievement from the American Legion of Augusta
  • Community Service Award for Family Life Ministries, 1990
  • Firefighter Award from Concerned Citizens of East Point Committee, 1987, 1988
  • Outstanding Education of Children on Fire Prevention, 1989
  • Rescuing child from house fire, 1985
  • Successfully hosted the first joint conference of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs and the Georgia Firefighters' Association, 1998
  • Implemented a co-op between the Fire Department and Boys Scouts of America, currently serving as District Scoutmaster
  • Member of the National Fire Code Committee, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • Directly Assisted the Muscular Dystrophy Association in raising approximately $52,000, 1998

AFFILIATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Metro Firefighter Association
  • Fire Chief Certification Committee for the International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • The Georgia Firefighters' Association/5th District Vice President
  • Black Chief Officer's Committee
  • Steering Committee for NPQ Systems (State of Georgia)
  • Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs Southern Building Code
  • Georgia State Fire Marshal Training Committee, Chairman
  • Member of Community Alliance Group
  • Lions Club of Augusta

PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

  • Supervisory training in Firefighting
  • Hazardous Materials Seminars
  • Emergency Management Training
  • CPR Certified
  • State Certified Assessor
  • National Professional Qualification (NPQ)
  • Significant courses work in the areas of Incident Command, Strategy and Tactics

EDUCATION

Morris Brown College, Atlanta Georgia
Arts and Sciences Degree

DeKalb College, Atlanta, Georgia
Fire Science Degree, 1991

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fire Administration/Engineering Degree (currently)

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