The Bradenton Herald reports that Henry Sheffield will retire June 30 from his posts as fire marshal and deputy chief of the East Manatee (Fla.) Fire District. He became the district’s chief in 1983.
In 1992, Sheffield graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelor's degree in public safety administration and finished work at the National Fire Academy to become an executive fire officer. Sheffield told the paper that he plans to work as logistics officer for emergency services with Manatee County and serve as a part-time instructor at the state fire college.
Farther south, Roy Grant has been appointed chief fire officer for the Cayman Islands Fire Service. Grant, who has more than 33 years' experience with the Fire Service, had been acting chief fire officer since October 2005.
"Mr Grant has been a long-serving deputy under former Chief Fire Officer Kirkland Nixon," said Deputy Chief Secretary Donovan Ebanks. "He has demonstrated, on various occasions while in his acting capacity, his ability to manage the Fire Service."
In Arkansas, The Malvern Daily Record reports that David Ratcliff is Hot Spring County’s new Department of Emergency Management coordinator. Ratcliff is also fire chief for the Bismarck (Ark.) Volunteer Fire Department.