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Fire Chief Satterfield to retire
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Covington Fire Chief Mike Satterfield has announced that he plans to retire from the Newton County Fire Department.

Satterfield began his career in Hall County more then three decades ago. After retiring from Hall County he began working a director of the State Emergency Operations Center for the Georgia Office of Homeland Security/GEMA.

During his career Satterfield has also worked as a consultant for the University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government developing strategies for the delivery of emergency services to local governments.

Satterfield, a survivor of childhood cancer, also volunteers his time with Camp Sunshine and programs for children with cancer. He is also involved with MDA, Salvation Army, American Heart Association and the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

A retirement reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 27 at the fire department headquarters at 4136-A U.S. Highway 278.