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Albemarle's Presson Named Most Outstanding Fire Corps Volunteer in Virginia
12/20/2011

Albemarle County’s Kathryne Presson was recently named Most Outstanding Fire Corps Volunteer in the State of Virginia by the Virginia Citizen Corps. Kathryne Presson is the founder of the Albemarle County Fire Corps program and has invested an average of 30 hours monthly during the past year to ensure its success.

Albemarle County Fire Corps currently focuses on three important programs: a Citizen Fire Rescue Academy designed to educate Albemarle’s citizens and recruit Fire Corps members; a Community Services Unit that responds to emergencies and provides support directly to citizens recovering from a fire or other major disasters; and Fire Corps support of the Prevention Division, providing installation of smoke detectors in the community.

“Ms. Presson continues to be a tremendous asset to our efforts towards providing a safe and healthy community here in Albemarle County” says Albemarle County Deputy Fire Chief John Oprandy.  “I am very proud of what she has accomplished and glad to see her hard work acknowledged at the state level.”  

Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.


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