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SFES Assistant Chief earns esteemed honor

Savannah Fire Chief Charles G. Middleton (right) presents Assist. Fire Chief Cedric Scott with the Executive Fire Officer Program certificate(Source: Savannah Fire & Emergency Services) Savannah Fire Chief Charles G. Middleton (right) presents Assist. Fire Chief Cedric Scott with the Executive Fire Officer Program certificate(Source: Savannah Fire & Emergency Services)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah Fire & Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Cedric Scott has completed a demanding four-year executive course of study through the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA).

Chief Scott successfully fulfilled all requirements of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP), which is an intensive curriculum designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on the various facets of fire and emergency services administration. It is also designed to instill an understanding of the need to transform fire and emergency services organizations from being reactive to proactive with an emphasis on leadership development and risk reduction.

The Executive Fire Officer Program enables the officers to enhance their professional development through a series of four graduate and upper-division baccalaureate equivalent courses. The EFOP spans a four-year period with four core courses: Executive Development, Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction, Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management and Executive Leadership. EFOP participants must complete an Applied Research Project that relates to their own organization within 6 months of completion of each of the four courses.

Completion of the Executive Fire Officer Program is a demonstration of the officer's commitment to career development, organizational improvement and the fire service at large.

Chief Scott earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Mercer University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Wesleyan College. He has earned the Chief Fire Officer Designation (CFOD) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MIFIREE).

Chief Scott came to Savannah Fire & Emergency Services just over a year ago from Conyers, GA where he served as the Rockdale County Fire Chief. He oversees the SFES Logistics Department, which includes the training division, inspections (Fire Marshal), investigations, finance, communications, fleet and supply. 

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