Charleston Fire Chief diagnosed with Parkinson's

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Charleston's Fire Chief, Thomas Carr, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Carr, 55, took over as fire chief in November 2008 and despite his recent diagnosis, has no plans to leave his post.

The Post and Courier had this to say about Carr's career thus far:

Carr is widely credited with adopting modern techniques and standards, as well as charting a more coordinated, regional approach to firefighting. He has opened lines of communication with the local firefighters union and involved everyone from assistant chiefs to the rank-and-file in drafting a new playbook for the Fire Department.

For more on Carr, as well as some information on Parkinson's disease, head over to the article in The Post and Courier.

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