Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge received local and state recognition during a recent Commissioner meeting.
Hodge successfully completed the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy’s four year Executive Fire Officer Program. The EFOP focuses on leadership development, lifelong learning, being proactive instead of reactive and utilizing research and analytics to reduce risk, among other skills.
Chief Hodge is one of only 72 Executive Fire Officers in the state of Georgia.
Along with a local proclamation to recognize this accomplishment, Chief Hodge received a proclamation from Georgia’s Insurance & Safety Fire Commissioner for the county’s campaign to install smoke alarms in every home in Walker County at no expense to citizens. 305 smoke alarms have been installed as of March 31, 2019.