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Former Charleston Fire Chief Thomas Carr passes away

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April 24th, 2013 -

Former Charleston Fire Chief Thomas Carr passed away Wednesday night after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Chief Carr passed away at his home, surrounded by family and friends.

Carr took over  in November of 2008 after the resignation of Chief Rusty Thomas and the 2007 Sofa Super Store fire. He announced he had Parkinson's in April of 2010 and announced his  retirement soon after.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, who visited with Chief Carr Wednesday night before he passed, released a statement to News 2 Wednesday night. "He was  a great man who left a profound legacy.  His creation of automatic aid in our region was transformative.  He was a innovator in the fire service and made a great impact on our region."

Funeral service information and plans will be announced at a later date.  

 

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