Thursday, June 21, 2012
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CONYERS -- For the third time in four years Rockdale County is looking to hire a new fire chief.
Rockdale Fire and Rescue Chief Franklin Wilson II apparently submitted his resignation Wednesday after less than one year on the job. Wilson's resignation letter was not immediately made public pending a press conference scheduled by Rockdale County Commission Chairman Richard Oden.
According to Tonya Parker, director of Community Affairs and Innovative Programs for Rockdale County, Wilson's resignation will be effective July 6. His reason for leaving Rockdale Fire and Rescue will be announced at the press conference, she said.
Parker said that the press conference will be held Monday, June 25, 9 a.m. at Station 7, located at 1496 Rockbridge Road NW. Parker said the press conference was scheduled so that personnel in Rockdale Fire and Rescue who will be appointed to interim positions could be present.
Franklin was hired in July 2011 after a nationwide search. He succeeded former Chief Cedric Scott, who was hired in 2009 and who resigned in 2011 to take the position of assistant fire chief in Savannah. Prior to Scott, Walter Ellison served as chief until his retirement.
Wilson came to Rockdale County from Twin Falls, Idaho, where he was deputy fire chief for the Jerome City Fire Department in Jerome, Idaho.