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Edneyville's Griffin named WNC fire chief of the year

Robert Griffin poses with wife Kim after being named WNC fire chief of the year. Robert Griffin poses with wife Kim after being named WNC fire chief of the year.

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Edneyville Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Griffin was named Fire Chief of the Year during a meeting of the Western North Carolina Association of Firefighterson Wednesday in Cleveland County. The WNC sssociation of Firefighters encompasses 33 counties including the Charlotte /Mecklenburg area.

Griffin began his career a junior firefighter with Edneyville in 1987 and had been a fixture at the department years before that. Griffin is a career firefighter and even traveled to Iraq as a contract firefighter for one year. He assumed the position of deputy chief of Edneyville in 2013 before being promoted to chief in 2014 . Griffin is known as an industry leader in the profession and is also a Specialized Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician instructor.