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News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

News Briefs: Fire chief retires; BeltLine & Atlanta Opera grant; Morningside Mile

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Atlanta Fire Chief Joel Baker Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Joel Baker will official retire on Feb. 15.  During his tenure, Baker led the effort to ensure that the AFRD maintained its ISO Class 1 rating and international accreditation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He also led the development and management of department initiatives including the Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute and Citizens Fire Academy. Baker began his professional fire service career with the City of East Point Fire Department in 1986 and joined AFRD in 1988. First Deputy Chief Randall Slaughter will serve as Interim Fire Chief. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and The Atlanta Opera are joint recipients of a Collaborative Innovation Grant from The Home Depot Foundation and the Georgia Center for Nonprof