Deputy Chief Michael Clements was recently recognized by the Halifax Resolves SAR chapter for his 30 years of service with Roanoke Rapids Fire Department during a City Council meeting. Compatriot E.C. Bobbitt and chapter Past President Ken Wilson made the presentation. The citation read as follows:
“During his time with the department he has attained Level III Fire Officer and Live Burn Instructor. He currently oversees the department’s training and fire prevention division and is instrumental in training Roanoke Rapids Firefighters as well as firefighters throughout the county.
Chief Clements is leading a project for the first ever training facility in the city of Roanoke Rapids. He will be retiring at the end of June with the hopes of having the training center complete.
Deputy Chief Clements is a dedicated employee who has helped take the RRFD to a higher level of training and competency.
In recognition of his service to the citizens of the City of Roanoke Rapids and the County of Halifax, the Sons of the American Revolution are awarding the Society’s Fire Safety Commendation Medal to Deputy Chief Michael Clements. This is a once in a lifetime award and is given ‘In recognition of accomplishments and / or outstanding contribution to protect human life and property by preventing injuries or casualties due to fires.’ ”
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Compatriot E.C. Bobbitt, RRFD Deputy Chief Michael Clements and Compatriot Ken Wilson