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    Casey Snyder

    Casey Snyder
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    Fire Chief : Casey Snyder

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    Gwinnett County Fire Chief Casey Snyder began his successful career with the Fire Department in 1989. He quickly rose through the ranks, proving to be a highly motivated and respected leader, who also gained valuable finance experience in County government along the way.

    A strong advocate for the health and safety of our citizens, Casey has a well-articulated vision that integrates the department’s fire, medical, and risk reduction efforts.  His vision also includes an unwavering devotion to the well-being of his 889 employees and their families.

    Chief Snyder’s diverse financial and business background has also cultivated the department’s ambitious strategies for long-term efficient and effective service delivery, community risk reduction, and innovative fire and medical methods. His 25 years of devotion to the fire department and the citizens of Gwinnett County is reflected in his efforts to build a stronger, more profound community and one that is prepared for the next decade.

    He holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and earned an associate of fire science from Perimeter College and a BS in Management from Shorter University. In addition, he is a graduate of the prestigious National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. Casey lives in Gwinnett County with his wife, Beverly, and daughter, Ryley.

    678.518.4800

    casey.snyder@gwinnettcounty.com

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Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services is proud to serve the citizens of Gwinnett County. Gwinnett is the largest fire service district in Georgia and protects 859,304 people within the 437 square miles of the county. The mission of the department is to save lives and protect property, while delivering the highest quality of service by holding the principles of truth, trust, respect, and unity.

In 2011, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services' paramedic training program received its accreditation from the Committee on Accreditation for Emergency Medical Service Professions, making it the first fire department in Georgia to have an accredited paramedic training program.

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On September 16, 2011, the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services with accreditation for the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program. The program was judged by CAAHEP to be in compliance with nationally established standards. Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services is one of five fire departments to have its own accredited EMS education programs in the nation and the first fire department in Georgia to receive this accreditation.

Through this process of receiving accreditation, the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services was chosen as a case study. The department's experience with the accreditation process will serve as an example for those who are pursuing this national paramedic accreditation. The department is currently preparing a self-study report to renew the accreditation status in 2016.