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Darlington County selects district fire chief

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Deputy Chief Kenny Stratton has been named Darlington County Fire District Chief.

Chief Stratton had served as interim chief since Chief Davidson retired in 2012.

"We received over 30 applications from strong candidates located in and out of the state. Kenny was selected as a finalist by a panel ranking of candidates and an interview panel of the volunteer leadership of the Fire District. I selected Chief Stratton because of the feedback I received from the District volunteers as well as my belief that he has the ability to use his training and experience as a volunteer and career fire fighter and officer to work closely with the volunteers, staff, and other emergency response agencies to prepare the Fire District to respond to the needs of our citizens," said County Administrator Dale Surrett.

Stratton is a graduate of Lamar High School and is certified to State and National standards as a Fire Officer, Incident Commander, Interior Fire Fighter and Medical First Responder.

He is SC certified as a Fire Academy Instructor, Fire Marshal and Fire Cause Investigator, as well as attaining numerous other fire, rescue, and emergency operations training and certifications.

Stratton has been a volunteer or a career staff member of the Darlington Fire District since it was established in 1987.

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