This week’s nominated Hometown Public Servant is Sue Bragg, volunteer firefighter with Swainsboro Fire Department. When not volunteering her personal time to serve the local community, Bragg works as an instructor at East Georgia State College (EGSC) and as a counselor with Care Partners of Georgia (CPGA). She has dedicated 15 1/2 years to her current places of employment, eight years with EGSC, 2 1/2 with CPGA and 5 years at the Swainsboro Fire Department.
Bragg is not a native of Emanuel County. In fact, her reason for relocating here was her employment with a local store, but that hasn’t deterred her desire to be active in Emanuel County – the place she calls home. Prior to taking on her current roles of employment, Bragg has served the capacities of title 1x investigator and faculty senate. Prior to her job at EGSC, she served as the school social worker for Emanuel County Schools for 16 years. It wasn’t until becoming a Swainsboro City Council member that she had interest in fighting fires.
“Being a city council member for Ward One was what sparked my desire to serve the people of our community on a more personal level. That’s what I love most about working as a volunteer firefighter with Swainsboro Fire Department. It’s not about us, it’s about serving others,” Bragg commented.
As a volunteer firefighter, Bragg is required to complete ongoing training in order to maintain her certification. She also credits her job as a social worker in her success as a firefighter, stating that it helps bring a more personal aspect to her firefighting career.