September 19 – Hall County Fire Marshal, Division Chief Bryan Cash, was named Fire Investigator of the Year on September 14, 2019, at the Georgia Fire Service Awards Ceremony in Albany, GA.
Chief Cash has been Fire Marshal for the last four years and has made 42 arrests which have led to multiple convictions. In addition to his pursuit of justice for victims of incendiary fires, Chief Cash has implemented an on shift investigator/inspector for each 24 hours shift which enables an immediate investigation into all fires and collection of important evidence. He has also instituted requirements for all of his staff to be trained as POST certified Arson Investigators and maintain all required continuing education.
In 2017, for the first time in our department’s history, all businesses (over 3,000) in Hall County were inspected and have continued to be inspected yearly. In the last four years, our department has installed over 2000 smoke alarms including a state record 516 smoke alarms in one day on a smoke alarm blitz.
Hall County Fire Chief, Chris Armstrong, said “Chief Cash has shown his commitment to the citizens of Hall County with his efforts in aggressively pursuing those who intentionally set fires and are a risk to our community. We are proud of his accomplishment for his unwavering and intentional focus on prevention, inspection,