The Camden County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that seven members of Recruit Class 2019-2 have completed their Basic Firefighter requirements. Dilan Ashley, Shaila Campbell, Chris Kelley, Bailey Moore, Keenan Parish, Cristian Rivera, and Cameron Wilkinson were recognized at a graduation ceremony held last week.

Chief Mike Carver with Georgia-Pacific charged the new firefighter recruit graduates to take
initiative and maintain integrity, stressing the importance of professionalism and preserving the public’s trust. Dozens of family, friends, and colleagues listened as similar sentiments and instructions were expressed by Deputy County Administrator Shawn Boatright, Assistant Chief Charles Lowther, Operations Captain Lisa Boyett, Training Captain Tim Haney, and Lieutenant Stuart Sullivan as they assisted CCFR Chief Terry Smith in welcoming and honoring the new graduates throughout the ceremony.

“We are thankful to the Board of Commissioners for their whole-hearted support of this program,” said CCFR Chief Terry Smith. “Along with the assistance we’ve received from the Georgia Forestry Commission, Kingsland Fire Department, and St. Marys Fire Department, we are confident that our new graduates will be a credit to Camden County as they continue to grow in their firefighting careers.”

Members of Recruit Class 2019-2 chose Chris Kelley as their Class President. Dilan Ashley
received the Performance Award, Keenan Parrish received the Academic Award, and Cristian Rivera was recognized as Most Improved.

The eight-week program included both classroom and practical skills training to prepare firefighter recruits for earning state certification.

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