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Kinston fire chief named 'Volunteer Fire Chief Of The Year'

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KINSTON, Lenoir County - The International Association of Fire Chiefs named a fire chief from Kinston one of the best volunteer fire chiefs in the world this past week .

North Lenoir Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Wade is the 2017 Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year. Wade was recognized on Thursday at the Fire Rescue International conference in Charlotte and shares this year's title with Chief Marvin Riggins from Macon, Georgia.

Wade has been working at the North Lenoir Fire and Rescue Department for more than 20 years and became chief in 2010.

The international award is the highest Chief of the Year award given out.

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