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A.F.D. takes on new personnel

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Fire Department has two new training officers in place as they get ready to hire new firefighters for the first time in nearly a year and a half.  

Long time inspector Eugene Anderson and longtime Miller County firefighter Henry Harbin are the new training officers for AFD.   The department has seven openings now, and will begin the hiring process to fill those positions in the next 60 days.

The new training officers will train those new firefighters, and handle the annual certification training for the 140 Albany firefighters starting in July. 

"Things are constantly changing in the fire service," said Harbin. "Building construction materials are changing. Automobiles, such as car fires and extradition from automobiles. Safety devices are changing, creates dangers for the firefighters."  

The Albany Fire Department has more than 300 job applications on file already for firefighter jobs, and they are expecting many more as they get ready to hire.


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