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Firefighter/FAO Steve Mattix Retires After 24 Years

Dallas, Georgia – July 30, 2020. After 24 years of dedicated service, Firefighter Apparatus Operator (FAO) & Paramedic Steve Mattix retired today.
In 1995 as an experienced Firefighter already working for Dekalb County, Mattix was recruited by his hometown Paulding County Fire & Rescue as its Training Officer. Steve’s extensive experience became extremely important during the era when Paulding County was transitioning from all-volunteer to a professional Fire Department.
Throughout his 24 years with Paulding County, he trained and mentored hundreds of personnel who all appreciated his penchant to use humor as a teaching aid. Steve finished the last few years of his career as a Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO), most recently responsible for Engine 8 in the Crossroads area.
Steve also retired from Dekalb County Fire & Rescue after 30 years of service. He served Dekalb as a Captain and was frequently called-up as an acting Battalion Chief.
On behalf of PCFD, and the thousands of citizens Firefighter/FAO/Paramedic Mattix has helped over his long career, we say thank you and best wishes, Steve, for a long and happy retirement.fire retire Mattix