ATLANTA (August 18, 2016) | Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla) has been selected by the Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) as a recipient of the GSFA / GAFC 2016 Legislator of the Year award. He was presented this award during the 2016 Georgia Fire Service Conference awards ceremony on August 13, 2016, in Augusta, Ga.
“It is quite an honor to be chosen by the Georgia State Firefighters Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs as a Legislator of the Year,” said Sen. Harper. “Georgia’s firefighters work hard to keep our families and communities safe, so I have tried to do what I can to make sure the needs of these brave men and women are brought to the forefront of legislative discussion.”
“Sen. Harper has always been a friend to the Georgia fire service and as Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee he has been a driving force at the Capitol, helping us with bills that make our jobs both safer and better,” said Robert Singletary, president of GAFC. “We appreciate the hard work and dedication he has shown to the firefighters around the state, and the Georgia Association of Fire Chief’s along with the Georgia State Firefighters Association were honored to give him our Senate Legislator of the Year Award at our 2016 Georgia Fire Service Conference and look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
The GSFA / GAFC 2016 Legislator of the Year award goes to a legislator who works to support Georgia fire services. In the 2016 legislative session, Sen. Harper served as Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee, which frequently works with legislation meant to improve the lives and careers of firefighters, first responders, law enforcement and other professionals that ensure the safety and wellbeing of the state.
For Immediate Release:
August 18, 2016
For Information Contact:
Ines Owens, Acting Director
Gavriella Coffman, Communications Specialist