Rockdale County Fire-Rescue (RCFR) today announced that Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Camila Knowles selected Fire Marshal Jerry Wainright to serve on its State Code Advisory Committee (SCAC).
The SCAC is designed to adopt new construction code additions and amendments. Fire Marshal Wainright received his nomination from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and will serve a four-year term on the committee, which will conclude in December 2019. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs selected him because of his extensive knowledge of fire codes, their impact on the community and his longtime tenure in fire service.
“I am delighted to have Fire Marshal Wainright appointed to the SCAC for the next four years,” Fire Chief Dan Morgan said. “It shows the quality of the personnel that work in RCFR, and also demonstrates the depth of knowledge available to the citizens of Rockdale County in the area of fire codes.
“I see this every day in the customer service provided by the RCFR Fire Prevention Bureau, and I am very pleased for RCFR to be able to contribute this knowledge at the state level.”
Fire Marshal Wainright, who will represent local fire officials across the state, is one of 21 people serving on the committee alongside only one other fire service professional.
In his appointed position on the SCAC, Fire Marshal Wainright will join the other members in developing and reviewing Georgia construction codes that affect almost every facet of activity in communities across the state.