Joe Lariscy is retiring after 28 years of service with the Georgia Fire Academy. Joe came to work at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center as a full time employee in 1988, just as the Center was starting operations and staffing was increasing. His was one of six positions added to the Fire Academy, then a state agency that had moved from Marietta to Forsyth. Joe had been an active adjunct instructor, working full time at Waynesboro FD in Burke County.
When Joe was hired, he was teaching a class as an adjunct instructor one day and a staff instructor the very next day. And he has served the state’s firefighters continuously ever since. Over the years, Joe has had a wide impact on training both here at the GPSTC and across the state. Thousands of firefighters have attended courses he has taught and coordinated. He will surely be missed.
1988 GFA Staff