published Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody leaves Bradley County for state post

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    Bradley County Fire Chief Dewey Woody stands behind the Bradley County Fire Department in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County Fire and Rescue Chief Dewey Woody has resigned his post in order to accept a position with the Tennessee Fire Marshal's Office in Nashville.

He will be director of the Arson and Bomb Section of the state Fire Marshal's Office.

Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis made the announcement today and accepted Woody's letter of resignation.

In a media statement, Davis said he wishes Woody well and praised him for helping build the county's award winning fire department over the past 12 years.

Davis said the search will begin for a new fire and rescue chief for Bradley County.

Woody said he is honored by the fact he will always be on the county fire department's roster list as a lifetime volunteer.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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