Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Rodney Raby appointed state fire marshal
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2006) - George "Rodney" Raby, who has more than 35 years of experience in fire safety, has been appointed Kentucky state fire marshal, Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today.
"I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Fire Marshal’s Office and the industry," said Raby, who most recently worked as a safety consultant in hazardous material transportation. "I look forward to renewing my relationship with Kentucky fire service professionals."
Raby held the position of state fire marshal once before - in 1991. He also has served as deputy state fire marshal and senior deputy state fire marshal. In addition, he has been a field supervisor, branch manager and chief of the hazardous materials section of the Office of State Fire Marshal.
"We are pleased to have Mr. Raby join our cabinet," said LaJuana S. Wilcher, secretary of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet (EPPC). "His extensive experience will be an invaluable asset to the State Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky."
The Office of State Fire Marshal, an agency of EPPC, administers building codes, inspections of day care centers, schools, nursing homes and hospitals. It issues certificates, licenses and permits covering manufactured housing, boiler inspections, hazardous materials, elevator inspections, electricians and fire protection systems. The office also investigates fire incidents and assists in the apprehension of those responsible for criminal burnings.