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Rebekah Thurston Joins Wilmington Fire Department As New PIO

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 28, 2020
Rebekah Thurston
The Wilmington Fire Department has welcomed Rebekah Thurston as its new public information officer, according to a news release.

Thurston previously served Greenville Fire/Rescue, where she worked for the past four years as its public information officer and fire and life safety educator, stated the release. She was also a co-host for a morning radio show.

"We are thrilled that a professional like Ms. Thurston has decided to further her career as a member of the Wilmington Fire Department family," Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette said in the release. "Her education and public relations/marketing skill set is a perfect match for our department as we work to further enhance our prevention and education outreach while also keeping the media well informed regarding department matters.” 

She has previous experience in reporting, working for a television news station in Springfield, Illinois, and another news station in Greenville, North Carolina.
Thurston graduated with a bachelor’s degree from North Central College in Illinois. 

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