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Clayton fire services honored

CCFES command staff with Clayton County Legislative Delegation during the first CCFES Day at the Capitol. (Special Photo)

CCFES command staff with Clayton County Legislative Delegation during the first CCFES Day at the Capitol. (Special Photo)

ATLANTA — Members of the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services command staff met with lawmakers recently in recognition of the first day honoring the local department.

The event was coordinated by fire Chief Landry Merkison and members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation in effort to provide the leaders of CCFES with insight into the legislative process.

“This is a great opportunity for my staff to see the legislative process in action,” he said. “It is important that we, as administrators, stay abreast of those topics that affect not only our organization, but our profession.”

Members of the department ranking from captain to the fire chief, started the morning discussing legislation before the House and Senate. They also enjoyed a rare opportunity to discuss bills specific to public safety with State Rep. Mike Glanton.

The Clayton County Legislative Delegation comprises Glanton, State Reps. Demetrius Douglas, Darryl Jordan, Ronnie Mabra, Sandra Scott, Valencia Stovall and Keisha Waites, and Sens. Gail Davenport and Valencia Seay.

Over the course of the day, CCFES leaders had the opportunity to visit all the members of the delegation and had the honor of being recognized from the House floor by Glanton and the Senate floor by Seay.

“I am thankful for the support shown by our entire legislative delegation,” said Merkison. “Each one of them took time out of their day to make this a memorable trip for all of us. I have received some great feedback from the trip and we are already planning for next year.”