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Roswell Fire Department Educator Awarded

Chris Cooper recently won "Fire Safety Educator of the Year" for the state.

Roswell Fire Department’s Fire Educator Chris Cooper was recently named “Fire Safety Educator of the Year” by Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens at the 19 Annual “Life, Fire & Safety Awards” ceremony.

Cooper, who oversees Roswell’s fire education for local schools and citizens, was nominated by Paul Piccirilli, deputy fire chief and Becky Lane, fifth grade teacher at .

“Since Chris has been employed with our office, he has enhanced the fire safety education program in many ways. His dedication to our community in fire prevention education and public relations has been made obvious by his presence in every public school in Roswell, all of the day care centers, community organizations and public appearances with the new Fire and Life Safety Center, not to mention the countless compliments given him by the parents of the children he teaches,” Coopers superiors wrote in the award application.

Roswell Fire Chief Ricky Spencer believes Cooper put the city's fire safety education division on the map with his high level of service to local schools.

“The teachers love Chris for how he operates and his dedication to his profession. The children are amazed by any firefighter and especially the big red fire trucks, but Chris steals the show when he opens up the fire safety trailer,”  said Spencer.

Cooper will be recognized at the Nov. 14 Roswell City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at .

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