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Granville names next fire marshal

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OXFORD — Ken Reeves is Granville County’s newly-hired fire marshal.

Reeves comes to emergency services with training and experience, as he has served as battalion chief, fire investigator and training officer of the Vance County Fire Department, as well as working with the Oxford and Henderson fire departments.

He is a certified N.C. Fire Inspector and a certified N.C. Fire Investigator, in addition to being a Fire and Life Safety Educator. Reeves has earned the Associate Level in Emergency Management.

In his new role, Reeves will provide fire prevention inspections, as mandated by the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal, as well as public fire education, coordination of overall firefighting efforts in the county, fire investigations, and regulatory reporting of fire conditions within the county.

A native of Maryland, Reeves is a 13-year resident of Granville County and now lives in Stem with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of Keiser University in Sarasota, Floridy, with a two-year degree in fire science.

He teaches fire and rescue classes at Vance-Granville Community College on a part-time basis.

The office for Granville County Emergency Services is at 5662 Cornwall Road in Oxford. Residents or businesses with questions or concerns can contact Reeves at 919-603-1310.