Cartersville, GA – July 5, 2016 – In a press release issued by Georgia Governor Nathen Deal, Cartersville Fire Chief Scott Carter has been appointed to serve on the Georgia State Indemnification Commission. Carter was one of 21 appointments and reappointments announced by the Governor’s office on July 1st.
The Georgia State Indemnification provides a financial benefit for designated public officers and public school personnel who are disabled or killed in the line of duty. Benefits under the Public Officers Indemnification Fund include payments for permanent disability, supplemental income, and for death. Eligible public officers include law enforcement officers, firefighters, prison guards, publicly employed emergency medical technicians, emergency management rescue specialists, state highway employees, and active members of the Georgia National Guard, when called into service by the Governor. This program is governed by a commission designated by statute and administered by Department of administrative services or DOAS.
Chief Carter was promoted fire chief for the City of Cartersville in 2009 and has more than 33 years of experience in fire service. He sits on the Georgia Emergency Management Agency Area 1 All-Hazard Council, past president of the Georgia State Firefighters Association with numerous other committees and appointments to promote the professionalism of the Fire Service in Georgia. Carter and his wife, Carla, have five children and 10 grandchildren.
In relations to the appointment Chief Carter stated, “It is an honor for me to represent not just the fire service on this important commission but to also represent all of our public safety back at home and our City of Cartersville.” Carter went on to say, “I am humbled by this honor and responsibility placed on me.”