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News Release
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Chief of emergency management will speak at 2011 Salute event


BEAUMONT – Nim Kidd, chief of emergency management for the state of Texas, will be the speaker for the 10th annual Salute to The Real American Heroes fund-raiser for The LIT Foundation.


The event will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church.


The event, which honors first responders and military personnel, raises funds for scholarships for LIT students who are majoring in criminal justice, emergency medical technology, regional police academy, regional fire academy and homeland security.


Chief Kidd was appointed as chief of emergency management in July 2010. Before his appointment, he worked for the San Antonio Fire Department in various capacities from 1993 until 2004, when he was named the emergency manager and homeland security coordinator for the City of San Antonio.


A graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the chief also holds the Certified Emergency Manager designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers. He also holds Master Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Technician and Instructor certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.


All first responders and active military that are in uniform and their spouses will be treated to a dinner, provided by the Cooks Two Dozen Plus, Inc. First responders may reserve their place by visiting


All others interested in purchasing a ticket or a table may call (409) 839-2983 for more information.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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