• 75°

Bryan Perry named Southeastern Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year

On July 30, the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs announced that Buxton Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Chief Bryan L. Perry is the association’s Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year.

The award states:

“In his four decades as Fire Chief he has done an unparalleled job of evolving with the fire service.

“From the days of tall boots, long coats, and nose to the floor firefighting to current standards and technologies, Chief Perry has never stopped learning. He is constantly researching the current trends and techniques. His ability to see through the popular and bring what truly works to his department is invaluable. Examples of his research and leadership are seen in Buxton’s new state-of-the-art fire station.

“Chief Perry’s focus on training, with emphasis on basics and techniques, has given him and his department a reputation as a no nonsense, skillful firefighting machine. This is shown in the way his department responds and the job they do.

“His ability to command the scene and always be steps ahead makes him widely respected. His arrival at an emergency incident puts other chiefs and the community at ease.

“He has mentored numerous members as they directed their focus to careers in the service throughout.

“Chief Perry is a firefighter’s Chief. He’s not focused on bugles, badges, or fancy uniforms. He’s gritty. His mindset is that of striving to be the best at the job, the fundamentals of firefighting and top-notch customer services.

“Chief Perry is what we all strive to be.”

This is the second major award bestowed on Chief Perry. In February 2020, he was named the 2020 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year by North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RELATED:

Perry named N.C. Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year

RECENT HEADLINES:

Dare County ordering no additional protective measures; evacuation for Hatteras Island remains in effect

Rip current risk continues from Isaias for Outer Banks beaches

Lifestyles

NCCF Restaurant to Reef program to recycle oyster shells up and running

News

Dare County Schools superintendent contract extension outlined

Business

With Phase 3, movie theaters and bars can open at reduced capacity

Crime

Kill Devil Hills Police Department releases August blotter

Business

Nestle Purina to occupy old MillerCoors North Carolina plant

News

COVID-19 cluster found at North Carolina sheriff’s office

Crime

North Carolina man charged with fraud in virus aid scheme

Crime

Police: Maryland murder suspect caught in North Carolina

News

Federal judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

News

As suicides rise, Army brass reassessing outreach

Crime

Dare County Sheriff’s Office reports felony marijuana arrest

Crime

Duck Police Department releases report on August calls for service, enforcement actions

Crime

Southern Shores Police Department crime blotter for August 2020

Crime

Arrest made in Kill Devil Hills stabbing incident

News

Currituck Board of Ed looks at reopening schools

Business

Manteo Marine recognized by Grady-White Boats for sales and service excellence

Business

Christina Burns named Outer Banks Hospital Employee of the Month for September

News

Duck begins search for new town manager

Lifestyles

Milltail Road reopens on Alligator River Refuge

Business

John Harris of Kitty Hawk Kites honored for contributions to tourism in North Carolina

News

Moratorium on offshore drilling reportedly coming for North Carolina

Lifestyles

Film production resumes in North Carolina

News

Trump taps Barrett for Supreme Court

Lifestyles

Recognized for 20 years of service at Town of Manteo