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Posted on: November 17, 2021

City of Sanford Fire Chief Recognized as Hometown Hero

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Hometown Hero 2021Chief Wayne Barber of the Sanford Fire Department was honored on Tuesday, Nov. 16 for being a Hometown Hero by the NC Automobile Dealers Association.

Barber was nominated by John Hiester Automotive. The award ceremony was held at the dealer’s Fuquay-Varina location and the recognition was presented by Sanford Deputy Fire Chief Ken Cotten.

Deputy Chief Cotten’s remarks focused on Chief Barber’s nearly 50 years of service at the Sanford Fire Department, which began on February 14, 1975. In addition to the formal reading of the nomination, Cotten noted that Chief Barber “has served the Sanford community faithfully, generously, and with a giving heart.”

For more information about the Hometown Heroes awards, visit the Automobile Dealers Association’s website.

Pictured: Sanford City Manager Hal Hegwer, Deputy Fire Chief Ken Cotten, Fire Chief Wayne Barber, and Sanford Mayor Chet Mann at the Hometown Heroes award ceremony.


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