Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In an emergency, most of us run away from the danger, but firefighters run right to it. Albany firefighters are working to make sure they're in the best shape to handle those life or death situations.
The adrenaline rush from emergency calls can take a toll on them. That's why Phoebe Putney partnered with the Albany Fire Department to help improve firefighters' overall health.
They are establishing a wellness program, with classes on healthy eating, proper prescription use and exercise. Assistant Chief Ron Rowe said, "Historically, 45-50% of all firemen die because of heart related illnesses and we're 400 times more likely to die while we're performing on job than any other job in the nation so instead of being reactive, we're trying to change to be proactive about our health."
Darrell Sabbs said, "They literally go from 0 to 80 every time that bell goes off and you know if you were to gun your engine from 0 to 80 everyday it would harm your engine, so needless to say, it can be very harmful and stressful to their bodies."
Firefighters who participate in the program will have health screenings and their progress will be tracked throughout the next year.