Chief Bowman receives ‘Contribution to Profession’ award

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ATLANTA — Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman was recognized Dec. 12 by Gov. Nathan Deal with a 2013 Governor’s Public Safety Award.

Bowman was one of seven “Contribution to Profession” award recipients statewide.

This year, Bowman celebrated 10 years as chief of the Forsyth County Fire Department. He oversees the substantial growth of the fire department, working to keep pace with the county’s rapid development. Bowman’s involvement in local, regional, state and national fire service and community organizations is long-running and includes: governor’s appointee to the Georgia Board of Public Safety, Association County Commissioners Georgia Public Safety and the Courts Committee, EMS Advisory Council member, Lake Lanier Water Safety Task Force and career member of Georgia State Firefighters’ Association.

As Forsyth County’s fire chief, Bowman has replaced the entire front-line fleet of fire apparatus and replaced seven fire stations and a new fire headquarters.

Bowman also supervised the drafting of the current Forsyth County Fire Prevention Code, oversaw the purchase and installation of the county’s 17 outdoor severe weather sirens, created Aerial’s House, the annual toy collection for local children in need, and spearheaded the effort to develop the Sept. 11, 2001 memorial at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.