Capt. Scott Dakin: October 2023 BOLD Difference Maker

Capt. Scott Dakin - Community Member of the Month

We are so fortunate to have wonderful members of our community who go above and beyond to support the success and welfare of our students and staff. To show appreciation, Superintendent Dr. Chris McMichael started the Community Member of the Month to recognize these individuals who are making a BOLD difference behind-the-scenes.

We're happy to recognize Captain Scott Dakin as 2023 Community Member of the Month. Capt. Dakin has served with the Barrow County Emergency Services as the Public Information Officer for the past 10 years, and has been a BCES firefighter for the last 29 years. For more than 15 years, he’s been a guest speaker in BCSS Law and Public Safety classes to help educate students and collaborated with BCES and BCSS staff in creating fire and EMS classes that are taught by BCES personnel in Barrow’s high schools. He’s also very involved in Barrow elementary schools as a guest speaker during Fire Prevention Week.

Apalachee High School Law and Public Safety Teacher Mandy Pugh nominated Capt. Dakin. She says, "Capt. Dakin has been coming to speak to our Law and Public Safety students for about 16 years. He builds relationships while teaching about his career. He relates well with students and they look forward to him coming back."

Capt. Dakin is the Deputy Director of Emergency Management and responsible for assisting in the operations of the emergency management agency. In 2020, Capt. Dakin began his own company, Critical Incident Consulting. He travels nationally and internationally assisting corporations and public safety departments in establishing their own CISM Response Teams. Scott also volunteers his time with several local non-profits of Spirit of Sharing Inc., Adventure Bags Inc. and Barrow Ministry Village Inc. He’s also very involved in mission work both local and abroad with River Hill’s Church in Winder.

Thank you, Capt. Dakin, for sharing your safety knowledge and experiences with the students and staff of BCSS!

Nominate Someone You Know!

Do you know community members who are essential behind the scenes to support the success and welfare of BCSS students? Nominate them as a Community Member of the Month!

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