Fire chief sworn-in to Georgia Board of Public Safety



ATLANTA — Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman was sworn-in to the Georgia Department of Public Safety Board by Gov. Nathan Deal, Tuesday, Jan. 8.

In November, the governor’s office announced the appointment of Bowman to serve on the board.

“The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Safety is to work cooperatively with all levels of government to provide a safe environment for residents and visitors to the state,” Jodi Gardner, Forsyth County’s director of communications, said. “Although focused primarily on the enforcement of traffic laws and investigation of traffic crashes, the Department of Public Safety supports the efforts of all public safety agencies to reduce crime, apprehend those who commit them and respond to natural and manmade disasters.”

Bowman began his career as a firefighter for the Atlanta Fire Department in 1968. He worked his way up the ranks, serving in the chief administrator capacity for the newly formed Fulton County Fire Department. He then went on to serve as deputy fire chief, interim fire chief and battalion chief for Fulton County.

Bowman joined the Forsyth County Fire Department as division fire chief in 2001 and was promoted to assistant fire chief and EMA director in 2002. He has served as chief of the department since July 2003.

He is active in the community and in the fire services industry. In 2010, the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs named Bowman the Georgia Fire Chief of the Year.

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