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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • Buckley named firefighter of the year

  • Capt. Ollie Buckley of the Arkadelphia Fire Department is congratulated recently by Fire Chief Ricky Arnold as he is named the 2013 Firefighter of the Year.
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  • Capt. Ollie Buckley of the Arkadelphia Fire Department is congratulated recently by Fire Chief Ricky Arnold as he is named the 2013 Firefighter of the Year. Buckley, who is retiring at the end of the year, has served AFD for 26 years. Arnold said he chose Buckley to receive this year's award based on his attendance to fires, emergencies, firefighter meetings and training. The award was presented to Buckley at the annual AFD banquet held Monday, Dec. 2, at the Arkadelphia Recreation Center. It was the second time Buckley had received the award. "He's just a great guy," Arnold said of Buckley. "We started [as firefighters] at the same time. They don't make many like him."
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