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Mike Barnes is named Edmond's chief of fire prevention

Edmond Fire Chief Jake Rhoades names Mike Barnes to oversee the five-member fire prevention office.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 22, 2012
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Barnes worked in construction and built roads before joining the fire department. He has a vocational electrical degree. He will be making $93,450 a year.

In 2003, Barnes was elected as the first Region VI co-chair for Prevention, Advocacy, Resources and Data Exchange, a program called PARADE. The nationally organized group was initiated to assist the nation's fire marshals in networking and implementing more effective prevention programs.

Barnes was recently chosen to serve on the International Fire Chiefs Association's and the International Code Council's Regional Work Group for the Southwestern division.

As a representative of the code council, Barnes will provide input on the future direction of building codes.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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