Captain Mark Ware, Sandy Springs Fire Department, Sandy Springs, Georgia and Lieutenant Rodney Brooks, Henry County Fire Department, McDonough, Georgia
Winners of a national contest held by NFPA with 15 total entries and over 2,700 votes!
Fellow brass players in the Stockbridge High School band in their hometown of Stockbridge, Georgia, Mark and Rodney soon discovered their talent for singing duets would bring life-long opportunities. They worked their way to the Henry County Fire Department where, when they weren’t busy training or saving lives, they began singing the National Anthem. Their regular appearances at private functions and small community events soon turned into invitations from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to sing for larger events such as Firefighter Recognition Day at the state capitol, the Georgia Republican Party Convention, the Georgia Public Safety Center's Firefighter Appreciation Day, Georgia Association of Fire Chief's Convention, and more. They hope to continue singing together well into their retirement years and are honored to be chosen by NFPA and the public to sing at this year’s General Session!