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The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club recently enjoyed a presentation by newly appointed Nassau County Fire Chief Matt Graves. Graves was born here and has spent his entire 18-year career in Fernandina Beach and Nassau County fire-rescue. He provided the club with an overview of Nassau County’s Fire Department, noting that the county now has seven stations with more than 100 personnel – 95 of which work out in the field. The Department has handled more than 8,000 calls so far this year, mostly medical emergency calls, but also some 100 structure fires. In addition, he pointed out that this year we have seen one of the most destructive wildfire seasons on record. He also noted that the department coordinates the efforts of the additional seven volunteer fire stations in the county. In closing, Graves highlighted a recent Tri-Data Study that recognized Nassau County Emergency Medical Services as being in the top one percent nationally for how well emergency calls are handled.